Edith Evans Festival


Genome: [r4 Bd=19680205]The Way of the World by William Congreve with Edith Evans , John Cielgud Margaret Rutherford

Music by JOHN Eccles adapted and arranged by Lionel Salter

Other parts played by members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company

The Scene: London 1700


Broadcast on June 28, 1960 (Third)

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19680205] Unknown: William Congreve

Unknown: Edith Evans

Unknown: John Cielgud

Unknown: Margaret Rutherford

Music By: John Eccles

Arranged By: Lionel Salter

Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

Mirabell: John Gielgud

Fainall: Anthony Nicholls

Witwoud: Robert Eddison

Petulant: Denys Blakelock

Mistress Fainall: June Tobin

Mistress Marwood: Lydla Sherwood

Mistress Millamant: Edith Evans

Mincing Jane: Jordan Rogers

Waitwell: Keith Williams

Foible: Jessie Evans

Lady Wishfort: Margaret Rutherford

Peg: Freda Dowie

Sir Wilfull Witwoud: Alexander Gauge

Genome: [r4 Bd=19680617]The Dark is Light Enough

A Winter Comedy by Christopher Fry with Edith Evans Jill Bennett and Clive Revill

The play ends with a death which has, hidden within it, a promise of lile-and thus a journey out of Winter.

The action takes place in an Austrian country house near the Hungarian border during the winter of 1848-49. Produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Broadcast on December 28, 1959

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Genome: [r4 Bd=19680617] Comedy By: Christopher Fry

Unknown: Edith Evans

Unknown: Jill Bennett

Unknown: Clive Revill

Produced By: Charles Lefeaux

Introduction: Godfrey Kenton

Jakob: John Hollis

Belmann: Willoughby Goddard

Dr Kassel: Richard Hurndall

Stefan: John Rye

Bella: Dorothy Holmes-Gore

Gelda: Jill Bennett

Richard Gettner: Clive Revill

Countess Rosmarin Ostenburg: Edith Evans

Colonel Janik: John Gabriel

Count Peter Zichy: Derek Godfrey

First guard: Frederick Treves

Second guard: Tom Watson

Genome: [r4 Bd=19680830]A great actress in a great way Edith Evans talks to MICHAEL ELLIOTT who introduces recordings of her work ranging from 1933 to 1968

The programme includes a tribute by John Gielgud

Arranged and produced by CHARLES LEFEAUX

Genome: [r4 Bd=19680830] Talks: Edith Evans

Unknown: Michael Elliott

Unknown: John Gielgud

Produced By: Charles Lefeaux