The Ancient Mariners Wife

Mrs Mariner is getting bored.

The old man comes home after a hard day pestering people with his lurid seafaring yarns, and all he wants is his tea and the paper.

Meanwhile, in another place and time, Laura Sparrow is fed up with her husbands obsession with Coleridge's poem and his philandering with female students.

As characters from these narratives start to invade each others lives, the question is, who is writing the script?

Ancient Mariner....Kenneth Cranham

Mrs Mariner....Phyllida Nash

Ivan Sparrow....David Calder

Laura Sparrow....Amanda Root

Cathy....Rebecca Smart

Directed by Sara Davies

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    Mrs Mariner is getting bored.

    The old man comes home after a hard day pestering people with his lurid seafaring yarns, and all he wants is his tea and the paper.

    Meanwhile, in another place and time, Laura Sparrow is fed up with her husbands obsession with Coleridge's poem and his philandering with female students.

    As characters from these narratives start to invade each others lives, the question is, who is writing the script?

    Ancient Mariner....Kenneth Cranham

    Mrs Mariner....Phyllida Nash

    Ivan Sparrow....David Calder

    Laura Sparrow....Amanda Root

    Cathy....Rebecca Smart

    Directed by Sara Davies

  • y - paul b.

    davies