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0120190526

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Comedian Al Murray plays his great, great, great grandfather William Makepeace Thackeray as the unreliable narrator in this new anarchic dramatisation by Jim Poyser. Moneyless Becky Sharp leaves school with her upper class friend Amelia Sedley. But she is clever, cunning and determined to make her way in Regency society, and she'll trample on anyone who gets in her way.

Thackeray (narrator)...................Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

This was a ground breaking novel. Thackeray wished to counter Victorian England's belief that it was impossible for women to create a strong self-image. According to 19th-century literary norms, the book's heroine should have been the upper-class Amelia Sedley; Thackeray, though, ensures that she is outshone by the lower-class Becky Sharp throughout.

Vanity Fair rebooted. A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

012019052620190601 (R4)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Comedian Al Murray plays his great, great, great grandfather William Makepeace Thackeray as the unreliable narrator in this new anarchic dramatisation by Jim Poyser. Moneyless Becky Sharp leaves school with her upper class friend Amelia Sedley. But she is clever, cunning and determined to make her way in Regency society, and she'll trample on anyone who gets in her way.

Thackeray (narrator)...................Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

This was a ground breaking novel. Thackeray wished to counter Victorian England's belief that it was impossible for women to create a strong self-image. According to 19th-century literary norms, the book's heroine should have been the upper-class Amelia Sedley; Thackeray, though, ensures that she is outshone by the lower-class Becky Sharp throughout.

Vanity Fair rebooted. A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

012019052620190601 (R4)Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray.
Comedian Al Murray plays his great, great, great grandfather William Makepeace Thackeray as the unreliable narrator in this new anarchic dramatisation by Jim Poyser. Moneyless Becky Sharp leaves school with her upper class friend Amelia Sedley. But she is clever, cunning and determined to make her way in Regency society, and she'll trample on anyone who gets in her way.

Thackeray (narrator)....Al Murray
Becky Sharp....Ellie White
Amelia Sedley....Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley....Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley....Thom Tuck
George Osborne....Rupert Hill
Dobbin....Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley....Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley....Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....Malcolm Raeburn
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

This was a ground breaking novel. Thackeray wished to counter Victorian England's belief that it was impossible for women to create a strong self-image. According to 19th-century literary norms, the book's heroine should have been the upper-class Amelia Sedley; Thackeray, though, ensures that she is outshone by the lower-class Becky Sharp throughout.

Vanity Fair rebooted. A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

0220190602

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on class, sex and money in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. Becky has married Rawdon, but her plans to enrich them both have come to nought with their disinheritance by Aunty Crawley. But we are on the eve of Waterloo, how can she turn this to her advantage? Starring Al Murray as his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray and Ellie White as Becky Sharp.

Thackeray (narrator)......Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt.......................................Lloyd Peters
Lady Bareacres................Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Anarchic reboot of Thackeray's satire. With Al Murray as the narrator.

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

022019060220190608 (R4)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on class, sex and money in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. Becky has married Rawdon, but her plans to enrich them both have come to nought with their disinheritance by Aunty Crawley. But we are on the eve of Waterloo, how can she turn this to her advantage? Starring Al Murray as his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray and Ellie White as Becky Sharp.

Thackeray (narrator)......Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt.......................................Lloyd Peters
Lady Bareacres................Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Anarchic reboot of Thackeray's satire. With Al Murray as the narrator.

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

022019060220190608 (R4)Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on class, sex and money in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. Becky has married Rawdon, but her plans to enrich them both have come to nought with their disinheritance by Aunty Crawley. But we are on the eve of Waterloo, how can she turn this to her advantage? Starring Al Murray as his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray and Ellie White as Becky Sharp.

Thackeray (narrator)....Al Murray
Becky Sharp....Ellie White
Amelia Sedley....Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley....Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley....Thom Tuck
George Osborne....Rupert Hill
Dobbin....Graeme Hawley
Mrs Sedley....Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley....Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt....Lloyd Peters
Lady Bareacres....Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Anarchic reboot of Thackeray's satire. With Al Murray as the narrator.

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

0320190609

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on money, class and sex in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. George Osborne is dead, leaving Amelia bereft. She is unaware of his betrayal with Becky Sharp. Starring Ellie White as Becky, Helen O'Hara as Amelia and Al Murray playing his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray.

Thackeray (narrator)...................Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Bute.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt.......................................Lloyd Peters
Miss Briggs......................Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Al Murray stars as his ancestor Thackeray in this anarchic adaptation by Jim Poyser

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

032019060920190615 (R4)

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on money, class and sex in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. George Osborne is dead, leaving Amelia bereft. She is unaware of his betrayal with Becky Sharp. Starring Ellie White as Becky, Helen O'Hara as Amelia and Al Murray playing his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray.

Thackeray (narrator)...................Al Murray
Becky Sharp......................Ellie White
Amelia Sedley..................Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley..............Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley..........................Thom Tuck
George Osborne..............Rupert Hill
Dobbin................................Graeme Hawley
Mrs Bute.........................Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley..........................Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....................Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt.......................................Lloyd Peters
Miss Briggs......................Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Al Murray stars as his ancestor Thackeray in this anarchic adaptation by Jim Poyser

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.

032019060920190615 (R4)Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Dramatised by Jim Poyser with additional material by Al Murray.
Thackeray's celebrated satire on money, class and sex in nineteenth century England given a new makeover in this pacey, anarchic adaptation. George Osborne is dead, leaving Amelia bereft. She is unaware of his betrayal with Becky Sharp. Starring Ellie White as Becky, Helen O'Hara as Amelia and Al Murray playing his ancestor William Makepeace Thackeray.

Thackeray (narrator)....Al Murray
Becky Sharp....Ellie White
Amelia Sedley....Helen O'Hara
Rawdon Crawley....Blake Ritson
Jos Sedley....Thom Tuck
George Osborne....Rupert Hill
Dobbin....Graeme Hawley
Mrs Bute....Emma Gregory
Mr Sedley....Jonathan Keeble
Mr Osborne....Malcolm Raeburn
Pitt....Lloyd Peters
Miss Briggs....Fiona Clarke
Director/Producer Gary Brown.

Al Murray stars as his ancestor Thackeray in this anarchic adaptation by Jim Poyser

A new anarchic production of Vanity Fair starring Al Murray and Ellie White.