The Fountain Overflows

A story of childhood, seen through the eyes of Rose, a girl who struggles to comprehend life - with a brilliant father who gambles away all his money on the stock-exchange, and a highly-strung mother who has sacrificed her career as a pianist to bring up Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her much-loved brother Richard Quinn.

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A story of childhood, seen through the eyes of Rose, a girl who struggles to comprehend life - with a brilliant father who gambles away all his money on the stock-exchange, and a highly-strung mother who has sacrificed her career as a pianist to bring up Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her much-loved brother Richard Quinn.

The family is constantly threatened with ruin, but Rose and Mary have dedicated their lives to music - unfortunately, so has Cordelia.

  • brown....Geoffrey Beevers
  • by - Rebecca West
  • cabbie....John Cummins
  • constance....Sandy Walsh
  • cordelia....Clare Corbett
  • cordelia....claire corbett
  • directed by - Martin Jenkins
  • director Jonquil Panting
  • director Martin Jenkins
  • dramatised by - Robin Brooks
  • george....John Cummins
  • harper....Geoffrey Beevers
  • herminie....Carolyn Pickles
  • jock....Crawford Logan
  • kate's brother....John Cummins
  • kate....Liza Sadovy
  • kisch....Gerard Mcdermott
  • langham....Gerard Mcdermott
  • lily....lindsey coulson
  • mama....Stella Gonet
  • man....John Cummins
  • manning....Gerard Mcdermott
  • mary....Sophie Roberts
  • miss beevor....Liza Sadovy
  • mr morpurgo....Roger May
  • mr phillips....gerard mcdernott
  • mrs mckecnie....Sandy Walsh
  • nancy phillips....ella smith
  • nancy....ella smith
  • original music composed by david pickvance
  • papa....Dermot Crowley
  • pennington....John Cummins
  • produced by - Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson
  • producers Claire Grove and Cherry Cookson
  • producers Claire Grove, Cherry Cookson
  • queenie....Carolyn Pickles
  • richard quinn....callum williams
  • richard quinn....steven geller
  • rosamund....ayesha antoine
  • rose....Emma Fielding
  • weissbach....John Cummins
  • young rose....tessa montague

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    Rose and her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her little brother Richard Quinn, are learning to grow up in a home threatened by poverty and disgrace, owing to the actions of their improvident father.

    They meet Nancy Phillips, whose family is fated to become entangled with theirs.

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    Rose and her sister Mary are studying to be professional pianists, but their talentless sister, encouraged by her teacher Miss Beevor, is already attracting attention on the concert platform.

    They have one friend, their cousin Rosamund, and one enemy, Rosamund's father, Jock.

    But they are still isolated by their father's poverty and improvidence.

    His brilliant but wayward mind - which has saved a murderess from the gallows - is now driving him nearer and nearer to ruin.

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    Rose, her sisters Mary and Cordelia, and her younger brother Richard Quinn, are coming to terms with their father's disappearance, but their finances are now assured, and they have been helped by their benefactor Mr Morpurgo.

    Their cousin Rosamund is now working as a nurse, and Rose and Mary are on the brink of becoming professional musicians.

    Queenie Philips, who was saved by their father from the gallows, still languishes in prison, and the storm-clouds of the First World War are gathering.

    By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

    4/6.

    The Real Night

    Rose....Emma Fielding

    Mama....Stella Gonet

    Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

    Lily....Lindsey Coulson

    Kate/Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

    Cordelia....Clare Corbett

    Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

    Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

    Mary....Sophie Roberts

    Nancy....Ella Smith

    Manning....Gerard Mcdermott

    Herminie....Carolyn Pickles

    Weissbach....John Cummins

    Brown/Harper....Geoffrey Beevers

    Original music composed by David Pickvance.

    Director Jonquil Panting

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    Set at the start of the First World War, Rose and Mary are now professional musicians, their brother Richard Quinn is at the front, and their cousin Rosamund is working as a nurse.

    They are also still in touch with their friend Nancy Philips.

    Rose and Mary are concerned about their mother, who is growing increasingly frail.

    Rose....Emma Fielding

    Mama....Stella Gonet

    Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

    Lily....Lindsey Coulson

    Kate/ Miss Beevor....Liza Sadovy

    Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

    Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

    Mary....Sophie Roberts

    Nancy....Ella Smith

    Ramponetti....Jonathan Keeble

    Nestor....Geoffrey Beevers

    Catterock....Delroy Brown

    Oswald....John Cummins

    Doctor/Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

    Original music composed by David Pickvance.

    Director Martin Jenkins

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    By Rebecca West, dramatised by Robin Brooks.

    6/6.

    Rose is collaborating with a young composer named Oliver, about whom she harbours conflicting feelings.

    Her cousin Rosamund has gone into a marriage Rose does not understand - to a grotesque millionaire.

    Their friend Nancy Philips is happily married to a teacher.

    Her mother Queenie has been released from prison, and is living with her daughter.

    Rose....Emma Fielding

    Mama....Stella Gonet

    Mr Morpurgo....Roger May

    Lily....Lindsey Coulson

    Oliver....Julian Rhind-tutt

    Kate....Liza Sadovy

    Queenie....Carolyn Pickles

    Rosamund....Ayesha Antoine

    Richard Quinn....Steven Geller

    Mary....Sophie Roberts

    Nancy....Ella Smith

    Avis....Elaine Claxton

    Lady Mortlake/Phyllida....Jemma Churchill

    Lord Sarasen....Jonathan Keeble

    Oswald....John Cummins

    Mr Bates....Crawford Logan

    Original music composed by David Pickvance.

    Director Martin Jenkins