|20040517||By Peter Spafford The remarkable and poignant story of an Ethiopian prince who died in November 1879 of pneumonia in Leeds.|
Prince Alamayou of Abyssinia had apparently fallen aSLEEP in an outside WC in the middle of a cold night.
His body was transported to St George's Chapel, Windsor, in a glass-faced coffin.
A plaque, erected by Queen Victoria, reads 'I was a stranger and ye took me in'.
Alamayou....Chiwetel Ejiofor Boy Alamayou....Ife Okpor Captain Speedy....Robert Pickavance Mrs Speedy....Helen Longworth Lakiyaye/Queen Victoria....Claire Benedict Mr Ransome/Tewodros....Patrice Naiambana Jex-Blake....David Fleeshman Harriet....Rosie Fleeshman Directed by Pauline Harris.