Pericles

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20051127

Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.

Pericles....Tom Mannion

Gower....Benjamin Zephaniah

Antiochus/Cerimon....Raad Rawi

Marina/Antiochus' daughter....Helen Longworth

Helicanus....Sean Scanlan

Master....Dermot Crowley

Fisherman....Paul Dinnen

Simonides....Lorcan Cranitch

Thaisa....Katherine Igoe

Dionyza....Adjoa Andoh

Cleon....Peter Gevisser

Diana....Sian Phillips

Bawd/Lychorida....Ayesha Antoine

Philemon/Bolt....Nick Sayce

Lysimachus....Ifan Meredith

Leonine....Delroy Brown

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

20051127

Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.

Pericles....Tom Mannion

Gower....Benjamin Zephaniah

Antiochus/Cerimon....Raad Rawi

Marina/Antiochus' daughter....Helen Longworth

Helicanus....Sean Scanlan

Master....Dermot Crowley

Fisherman....Paul Dinnen

Simonides....Lorcan Cranitch

Thaisa....Katherine Igoe

Dionyza....Adjoa Andoh

Cleon....Peter Gevisser

Diana....Sian Phillips

Bawd/Lychorida....Ayesha Antoine

Philemon/Bolt....Nick Sayce

Lysimachus....Ifan Meredith

Leonine....Delroy Brown

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

20170402

A gripping new production of one of Shakespeare's later and least performed plays, Pericles, in which murder, incest, intrigue, shipwrecks and prostitution tear King Pericles' family apart.

Adapted for radio and directed by acclaimed British theatre writer/director Neil Bartlett with a multicultural cast including opera legend Sir Willard White as Gower, the RSC's rising star Paapa Essiedu as Pericles and renowned British film actress Adjoa Andoh as Dionyza. A Greek chorus trio provides an innovative way to deliver pirates, fishermen, knights and villains galore.

Pericles is a problem play on stage given the long script, wordy passages, multiple shipwrecks and sea storms, and large number of locations. With a pacey, music-rich new adaptation for radio by Neil Bartlett and the rich, beguiling tones of Willard White as Gower, Pericles becomes a lively, shocking and moving roller-coaster journey, perfect for radio drama, and reclaims Pericles as one of Shakespeare's plays definitely worthy of more frequent productions.

Marina's song composed by Simon Deacon

Pianist, Josef Janik

A Bona Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 3.

20170402

A gripping new production of one of Shakespeare's later and least performed plays, Pericles, in which murder, incest, intrigue, shipwrecks and prostitution tear King Pericles' family apart.

Adapted for radio and directed by acclaimed British theatre writer/director Neil Bartlett with a multicultural cast including opera legend Sir Willard White as Gower, the RSC's rising star Paapa Essiedu as Pericles and renowned British film actress Adjoa Andoh as Dionyza. A Greek chorus trio provides an innovative way to deliver pirates, fishermen, knights and villains galore.

Pericles is a problem play on stage given the long script, wordy passages, multiple shipwrecks and sea storms, and large number of locations. With a pacey, music-rich new adaptation for radio by Neil Bartlett and the rich, beguiling tones of Willard White as Gower, Pericles becomes a lively, shocking and moving roller-coaster journey, perfect for radio drama, and reclaims Pericles as one of Shakespeare's plays definitely worthy of more frequent productions.

Marina's song composed by Simon Deacon

Pianist, Josef Janik

A Bona Broadcasting production for BBC Radio 3.

*20081130

An adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.

Pericles....Tom Mannion

Gower....Benjamin Zephaniah

Antiochus/Cerimon....Raad Rawi

Marina/Antiochus' daughter....Helen Longworth

Helicanus....Sean Scanlan

Master....Dermot Crowley

Fisherman....Paul Dinnen

Simonides....Lorcan Cranitch

Thaisa....Katherine Igoe

Dionyza....Adjoa Andoh

Cleon....Peter Gevisser

Diana....Sian Phillips

Bawd/Lychorida....Ayesha Antoine

Philemon/Bolt....Nick Sayce

Lysimachus....Ifan Meredith

Leonine....Delroy Brown

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

*20081130

An adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

Shakespeare's romantic adventure full of tyrants, incest, murder, knights, teenagers, pirates, brothels, sublime poetry, young love, a great hero and the goddess Diana.

A multicultural cast, world music and the poet Benjamin Zephaniah give this timeless tale a contemporary twist.

Pericles....Tom Mannion

Gower....Benjamin Zephaniah

Antiochus/Cerimon....Raad Rawi

Marina/Antiochus' daughter....Helen Longworth

Helicanus....Sean Scanlan

Master....Dermot Crowley

Fisherman....Paul Dinnen

Simonides....Lorcan Cranitch

Thaisa....Katherine Igoe

Dionyza....Adjoa Andoh

Cleon....Peter Gevisser

Diana....Sian Phillips

Bawd/Lychorida....Ayesha Antoine

Philemon/Bolt....Nick Sayce

Lysimachus....Ifan Meredith

Leonine....Delroy Brown

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.