The Dark Tower [Drama On 3]

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2017102920200517 (R3)A new production of Louis MacNeice's play The Dark Tower, with music by Benjamin Britten.

Series of drama performances, ranging from experimental works to the Classics

Louis MacNeice's iconic verse drama, widely acknowledged to be the finest of his many works for radio and one of the most critically acclaimed radio plays of the 20th century. The play is inspired by the mythical quest in Robert Browning's mysterious poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", but includes strong autobiographical and even satirical elements. At its core is original music by Benjamin Britten, to whom MacNeice dedicated the published script.

Performed on 27th October 2017, in front of an audience at Orford Church, Suffolk, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

A new production of Louis MacNeice's play 'The Dark Tower' with music by Benjamin Britten.

Performed on 27th October 2017, in front of an audience at Orford Church, Suffolk, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

DO320171029A new production of Louis MacNeice's play 'The Dark Tower' with music by Benjamin Britten.

Louis MacNeice's iconic verse drama, widely acknowledged to be the finest of his many works for radio and one of the most critically acclaimed radio plays of the 20th century. The play is inspired by the mythical quest in Robert Browning's mysterious poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came", but includes strong autobiographical and even satirical elements. At its core is original music by Benjamin Britten, to whom MacNeice dedicated the published script.

Performed on 27th October 2017, in front of an audience at Orford Church, Suffolk, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Roland....Harry Lloyd
Gavin....Matthew Tennyson
Sergeant-Trumpeter....Jude Akuwudike
Mother....Lucy Robinson
Tutor/Steward....Adrian Scarborough
Soak....Jonjo O'Neill
Blind Peter....Nicholas Murchie
Sylvie....Manjinder Virk
Priest/Officer/Stentor....Sam Dale
Neaera....Hannah Genesius
Barmaid/Clock Voice....Georgie Glen
Young Roland....William Gidney

BBC Concert Orchestra, conductor Robert Ziegler
Director, Robin Brooks
Producer, Fiona McAlpine.

Performed on 27th October 2017, in front of an audience at Orford Church, Suffolk, with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Roland.... Harry Lloyd
Gavin.... Matthew Tennyson
Sergeant-Trumpeter.... Jude Akuwudike
Mother.... Lucy Robinson
Tutor/Steward....Adrian Scarborough
Soak.... Jonjo O'Neill
Blind Peter.... Nicholas Murchie
Sylvie.... Manjinder Virk
Priest/Officer/Stentor.... Sam Dale
Neaera.... Hannah Genesius
Barmaid/Clock Voice.... Georgie Glen
Young Roland.... William Gidney