”…..I recently stumbled across a website that lets you stream or download a film of his monologue Sea Wall. Both cost £3.50, but it’s a devastating miniature performed with delicate intensity (and intense delicacy) by Andrew Scott, the actor now known to the nation as Jim Moriarty. First seen at the Bush in 2008, it played at the Edinburgh Fringe a year later, during which time Lyn Gardner tweeted of the play: “You will remember it for the rest of your life.” Recommendations don’t come much stronger than that.”
Guardian Culture, 26th January 2012
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Fans of Sherlock need not feel bereft: a new film, starring Andrew Scott, aka Moriarty, has been released online. Scott has teamed up with the playwright Simon Stephens and producer Andrew Porter (Stephens’ uncle) on Sea Wall, a devastating 33-minute monologue by a young father. Scott first appeared in Stephens’ play at the Bush Theatre in 2008, then at the Traverse a year later in a critically adored production. “I’ve had 21 plays produced and I’d never say any one was my favourite. But if I had to, I’d choose Sea Wall,” says Stephens. “One of the things I love about theatre is its impermanence. But we both wanted to keep this one alive. We expected nobody to watch it.” In fact, it has already been downloaded 1,800 times at www.seawallandrewscott.com.
The Independent, 24th February 2012
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