Life, Mr. Welman, Can Be Reasonable at Poirot and More: A Retrospective
There are few things left to take pleasure in at this particular point in time without a fair amount of forget juice. Whatever form that forget juice takes. Alcohol, battery acid, the tape-recorded and subsequently melted canon of Ohio Express injected directly into a main vein. Because everything enjoyable has dark consequences. Everything born must die. Every runny egg yolk and its perfectly rectangular toast soldiers must turn into a greasy log of s**t.
And it’s not the darkness of the consequences that you need the forget juice for. You need it because the darkness itself is awkward, badly plotted and metaphorically ill-befitting. Because this is the real world situated inside a bat**t insane universe of chaos that doesn’t notice your existence.
It would be nice, just for an evening, to immerse oneself in the world of a character whose purposefully written peaks and falls and ultimate trajectory are as satisfying as the curls of a perfectly waxed moustache.
It would be nice.
But, again, you are you and this is the real world, so the closest you’ll get is being in the same room as a man who got paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to do it at Poirot and More: A Retrospective with David Suchet.
Yes, join a conversation with the man, the actor and his many roles in an unmistakably unique event. A retrospective look at David’s career will have you witness some of his most beloved performances in a new and intimate light.
For over 25 years he captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, this Emmy and Olivier award-winning actor has been celebrated for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli and Freud. David has also graced the world’s stages bringing literary greats to life, including Shakespeare, Wilde and Albee.
Meet the actor behind the detective and the many faces he’s portrayed on stage and screen over a career spanning five decades. Discover why David Suchet is renowned for not only becoming the role but also taking on the personalities of some of television, film and theatre’s most fascinating characters.
So take half a breath for a night and be as close to knowing what it is to live a life with a plot as you’ll ever be. Beauty, fame, money and power are fun, but it’s a cosmic hand attached to a brain crafting our narrative that we all desperately crave.
Because in a room in which Freud and Cardinal Benelli are both circulating, it’s the detestable, bombastic, tiresome, egocentric little creep we pay to see. The Belgian one.