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King Trash

Synopsis
Radio play written and directed by Mike Hodges, this reworking of King Lear tells the uncompromising story of 80-year-old criminal despot KT (George Sewell) who owns a landfill site in outer London. Cherie Lunghi plays his maliciously scheming daughter Honey. Tessa Worsley plays the second sister while Debbie, the youngest, who does not have a part in the performance, is a nun in a convent. Sound design by Giovanni Sipiano.
Series
Friday Play, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
29 Apr 2005 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC Radio 4)
Duration
58 mins

Credits

Director
Michael Hodges
Producer
Roger Elsgood
Writer
Michael Hodges
Contributor
Giovanni Sipiano
Cast
George SewellKing Trash (KT) (Lear)
Bruce ByronGinger Fitzmaurice
Burn GormanClint
Cherie LunghiHoney (Goneril)
Daisy BeaumontPolly
Darren SaulVic
Darren SaulPoliceman
Dave AlexanderYocker
Frank Dooley BoyleCraig
Geoff BellSammy
Geoff BellOld Bum
Jessica TreenNurse
John SurmanEddy
Michael CulkinInspector Hoban
Paul ReynoldsJohnny
Tessa WorsleyVera

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Historical period
Contemporary
Plays
King Lear
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Production Company

Name

Art and Adventure

Contact
Roger Elsgood
Email
roger@artandadventure.org
Web
http://http://www.l-ocean.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0)20 8692 0145 tel & fax
Address
5 Darling Road London SE4 1QY
United Kingdom
Notes
New name of l’Ocean Ltd

Sponsor

Name

BBC Radio 4

Web
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 External site opens in new window

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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