Arms And The Man [Drama On 3]

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DO320100321Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw

with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David Timson

It is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war.

Raina Petkoff is convinced her fianc退 Major Sergius Saranoff will glorify himself in the war and become her hero - but after a dramatic encounter with a down-to-earth Serbian officer who hides in her room, she is brought face to face with the mundane truth about the conflict rather than its glories. The ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism are all entertainingly explored in this rare romantic comedy by one of our most acerbic writers.

CAST LIST:

CAPTAIN BLUNTSCHLI Rory Kinnear

RAINA PETKOFFLydia Leonard

MAJOR SERGIUS SARANOFF Tom Mison

MAJOR PETKOFFHugh Ross

CATHERINE PETKOFF Frances Jeater

NICOLAGlen McCready

LOUKA Jo Herbert

MAJOR PLECHANOFFRoger May

DirectorDavid Timson

Technical DirectionNorman Goodman

ProducerNicolas Soames

An Ukemi Productions Ltd production for Radio 3.

George Bernard Shaw's romantic comedy exploring the ideals and realities of war.

Directed by David Timson