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Twelfth Night

Synopsis
A radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced for broadcasting by John Gibson. With Gwen Cherrell as Viola, Brewster Mason as Sir Toby and other members of the BBC Drama Repertory Company. Marius Goring, who plays Malvolio, also speaks the Prologue written by Paul Dehn and set in the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. The music is composed and conducted by Christopher Whelen.
Series
World Theatre
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Recording date
8 Jan 1956
Transmission details
9 Jan 1956 at 20:00 (Channel: BBC Home Service)
Duration
165 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
John Gibson
Writer
Paul Dehn; William Shakespeare
Music
Christopher Whelan
Cast
Gwen CherrellViola (later disguised as Cesario)
Pamela AlanOlivia
Peter CokeOrsino, Duke of Illyria
Marius GoringMalvolio
Toke TownleyFeste
Allan McClellandFabian
Brewster MasonSir Toby Belch
David GalliverSinger
Denis GoacherValentine
Diana Chadwick 
Heron CarvicSir Andrew Aguecheek
James ThomasonPriest
Jessica Lang 
Marius GoringPrologue
Marjorie WestburyMaria
Michael TurnerAnother sea captain (Captain)
Olaf PooleySea captain (Antonio)
Rolf LefebvreCurio
Simon LackSebastian

Additional Details

Theatre company
BBC Drama Repertory Company
Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Twelfth Night
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)
Related items
First Night of ‘Twelfth Night’, The

Notes

History
Broadcast in two parts with at fifteen-minute break for the news at 9pm. Three days before this broadcast, a curtain-raiser in the form of a dramatic reconstruction of THE FIRST NIGHT OF TWELFTH NIGHT had been transmitted on the Home Service (see separate entry).
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: The Times, Radio Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

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