Hippomania

By Snoo Wilson.

With Laurence Olivier preparing to film the patriotic epic Henry V in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, and the poet John Betjeman attracting the suspicious attentions of the IRA, it is a heady time in Dublin.

Snoo Wilson's astonishing fantasia that springs from real events in Betjeman's life conjures up Nazis, assassins and fairies - as the poet wanders blithely through seats of power, pubs and a cemetery.

John Betjeman....Anthony Calf

Penelope....Anastasia Hille

Edna....Patricia Leventon

Sir Oswald Mosley....Andrew Woodall

Diana Mosley....Victoria Woodward

Betterton/Lord Powerscourt....Ian Masters

Officer, MI6/Sweeney....Owen Sharpe

Susan Hilton....Katherine Igoe

James Blair/Declan....Stephen Hogan

Dannan....Renee Weldon

Bridy....Aoife McMahon

Titannicus....Gerard Murphy

Eammon de Valera/MacNamara....John Rogan

Laurence Olivier....Nicholas Boulton

Olawalu....Jimmy Akingbola

Princess Sobietska....Ndidi Del Fatti

Conor....Andrew Scott

Guy Burgess....Tam Williams

Evelyn Waugh....Snoo Wilson

Music direction by Jay Owen.

Director Ned Chaillet.

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20060910

By Snoo Wilson.

With Laurence Olivier preparing to film the patriotic epic Henry V in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, and the poet John Betjeman attracting the suspicious attentions of the IRA, it is a heady time in Dublin.

Snoo Wilson's astonishing fantasia that springs from real events in Betjeman's life conjures up Nazis, assassins and fairies - as the poet wanders blithely through seats of power, pubs and a cemetery.

John Betjeman....Anthony Calf

Penelope....Anastasia Hille

Edna....Patricia Leventon

Sir Oswald Mosley....Andrew Woodall

Diana Mosley....Victoria Woodward

Betterton/Lord Powerscourt....Ian Masters

Officer, MI6/Sweeney....Owen Sharpe

Susan Hilton....Katherine Igoe

James Blair/Declan....Stephen Hogan

Dannan....Renee Weldon

Bridy....Aoife McMahon

Titannicus....Gerard Murphy

Eammon de Valera/MacNamara....John Rogan

Laurence Olivier....Nicholas Boulton

Olawalu....Jimmy Akingbola

Princess Sobietska....Ndidi Del Fatti

Conor....Andrew Scott

Guy Burgess....Tam Williams

Evelyn Waugh....Snoo Wilson

Music direction by Jay Owen.

Director Ned Chaillet.

20040926

By Snoo Wilson.

With Laurence Olivier preparing to film the patriotic epic Henry V in neutral Ireland during the Second World War, and the poet John Betjeman attracting the suspicious attention of the IRA, it is a heady time in Dublin.

Snoo Wilsons astonishing fantasia, which springs from real events in Betjemans life, conjures up Nazis, assassins and fairies as the poet wanders blithely through seats of power, pubs and a cemetery.

John Betjemen....Anthony Calf

Penelope....Anastasia Hille

Edna....Patricia Leventon

Sir Oswald Mosely....Andrew Woodall

Diana Mosley....Victoria Woodward

Betterton/Lord Powerscourt....Ian Masters

Officer, MI6/Sweney....Owen Sharpe

Susan Hilton....Katherine Igoe

James Blair/Declan....Stephen Hogan

Dannan....Renee Weldon

Bridy....Aoife McMahon

Titannicus....Gerard Murphy

Eammon de Valera/MacNamara....John Rogan

Laurence Olivier....Nicholas Boulton

Olawalu....Jimmy Akingbola

Princess Sobietska....Ndidi del Fatti

Conor....Andrew Scott

Guy Burgess....Tam Williams

Evelyn Waugh....Snoo Wilson

Other parts played by Alex Tregear, Emily Wachter, Jason Chan, Robert Hastie and Stuart Mcloughlin.

Music direction by Jay Owen.

Directed by Ned Chaillet