Tamburlaine

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20120916

A new production of Christopher Marlowe's 16th century play about the growth to tyrannical power of a Scythian shepherd. Tamburlaine is a classic drama said to have changed the course of British drama and to have influenced the young Shakespeare. This is the first in a series of three plays from Radio 3 which portray the ruthlessness and dilemmas of absolute rule.

Cast:

Tamburlaine - Con O'Neill

Mycetes, King of Persia - Oliver Ford Davis

Cosroe - Kenneth Cranham

Techelles - Shaun Prendergast

Theridamas - Ewan Bailey

Zenocrate - Susie Riddell

Zabina - Noma Dumezweni

Bajazeth - Danny Sapani

Agydas - Joseph Kloska

Sultan - Edward de Souza

Usumcasane - Don Gilet

Ortygius - Paul Stonehouse

Meander - Patrick Brennan

Menaphon - Bob Blythe

King Of Morocco - Patrice Naiambana

Anippe - Stephanie Racine

Ebea - Eleanor Crooks

2nd Virgin - Sarah Thom

Bassoe - Will Howard

Attendant - Adam Nagaitis

Original music composed and performed by Nicolai Abrahamsen.

Director......Peter Kavanagh.