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One Traveller Returns

Synopsis
Radio play about the madness of a ‘modern’ Hamlet, set in a psychiatric home in Scotland. Originally conceived as a stage play, author Moray McLaren has written his own radio version which was produced for the BBC by Val Gielgud. With David Steuart in the leading role.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
19 Jan 1947 at 21:15 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
45 mins
Availability
No copy extant

Credits

Producer
Val Gielgud
Writer
Moray McLaren
Adaptor for Radio
Moray McLaren
Cast
David SteuartThe traveller (Hamlet)
Balfour BrownHume
Douglas GladdleMackenzie
E. J. P. MaceMaddocks
George DaviesJackson
Grace McChleryMatron
Harold WightmanRosenkrantz (Rosencrantz)
James GibsonMackintosh
James WoodburnDr. Carnegie
Joan FitzpatrickNurse
Lennox MilneChisholm
Moray McLarenThe dreamer
William H. D. JossGuidenstern (Guildenstern)

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Hamlet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
mental disorders; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A copy of the script of the play and press cuttings about its performance history are held at the University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections.
General
The leading role was especially written for actor/producer David Steuart, whose performance of Hamlet in Perth, Scotland gave playwright McLaren the original idea for the play.
History
Originally produced as a stage play for The Perth Theatre, Scotland.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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