British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Romeo and Juliet

Synopsis
Radio version of Shakespeare’s play produced by Donald McWhinne. With Peggy Ashcroft and Tony Britton in the title roles. Marius Goring doubles as Chorus and Mercutio. The programme is prefaced by a 10-minute interview between Peggy Ashcroft and Franklin Engelmann.
Series
Curtain Up!
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
6 Jan 1954 at 20:45 (Channel: BBC Light Programme)
Duration
150 (incl. interval)
Availability
Unknown

Credits

Producer
Donald McWhinnie
Writer
William Shakespeare
Contributor
Franklin Engelmann
Cast
Tony BrittonRomeo
Peggy AshcroftJuliet
Marius GoringMercutio
Donald EcclesFriar Laurence
Gwen Ffrangcon-DaviesNurse
Brian HayesGregory
Cyril ShapsFriar John
Cyril ShapsSampson
Derek BirchBalthasar
Frank TickleAbram
James DaleMontague
James WellmanApothecary
Janet BurnellLady Montague
Jerome WillisBenvolio
Joan SandersonLady Capulet
Marius GoringChorus
Mervyn BlakeCapulet
Peter DuguidPeter
Powys ThomasEscalus, Prince of Verona
Richard MartinParis
Robert ShawTybalt

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
A BBC recording.
History
Part of a ‘Stars in their Choices’ programme sequence in the Curtain up! series on BBC’s Light Programme. Broadcast in 2 parts with a 15-minute break for the news at 10pm.
Textual information
A written transcript of the production is held at the Birmingham Central Library as part of their Shakespeare Collection.
Reviews
Source: Radio Times, The Times

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 397 times.