War With The Newts

When humanity encounters another race of intelligent bipeds sharing the Earth, what choice is there but to exploit it? When the existence of a group of speaking newts comes to the attention of ruthless GH Bondy and his Salamander Syndicate the newts find themselves turned into a commodity, and fought over by nations.

At its heart, this joyously funny satire is a plea for decency and tolerance towards others, as relevant now as when it was first written in the 1930s.

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When humanity encounters another race of intelligent bipeds sharing the Earth, what choice is there but to exploit it? When the existence of a group of speaking newts comes to the attention of ruthless GH Bondy and his Salamander Syndicate the newts find themselves turned into a commodity, and fought over by nations.

At its heart, this joyously funny satire is a plea for decency and tolerance towards others, as relevant now as when it was first written in the 1930s.

  • capek....Dermot Crowley
  • ensemble....Ben Crowe, Martin Hyder and Geoff Mcgivern
  • gh bondy....Adrian Scarborough
  • mrs povondra....Tina Gray
  • olga....Sally Hawkins
  • povondra....Geoffrey Beevers
  • van toch....Henry Goodman
  • by.... - - karel capek
  • dramatised by.... - - george poles

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