"A SHOT OF PURE JOY"
I Found My Horn
A man wakes up in midlife to a broken marriage and the dawning fear that he has done nothing to make himself memorable. Packing away his life as he prepares for divorce, he is struck by an insane idea: why not pick up the French horn that defeated him in his youth?
So it is that, after a lay-off of several decades, Jasper Rees seeks adventure and redemption via sixteen feet of treacherous brass tubing. Dusting off the instrument he last played as a gormless teen, he sets himself an impossible task: to perform a Mozart concerto in front of a paying audience of horn fanatics.
‘Don’t do it!’ says his mentor. ‘It takes balls of Sheffield steel to play the French horn in public!’
Damned if he does, Jasper also discovers he’s damned if he doesn’t..
Adapted from the book by Jasper Rees, as serialized on BBC Radio 4, I Found My Horn has been performed to critical acclaim in London’s West End, Los Angeles and New York.
A feel-good show placing the transforming power of music centre-stage.