Ida Cook becomes novelist Mary Burchell, and a trip to Salzburg opens the sisters' eyes.
by Jane Purcell.
The true story of English sisters Louise and Ida Cook (better known as romantic novelist Mary Burchell), whose love of opera led them into a life of danger, rescuing Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany.
2/5 1934. Don Giovanni in Salzburg, and Charles Boon in London, change the sisters' lives forever.
Ida Cook ('Mary Burchell') - Liza Sadovy
Louise Cook - Susie Riddell
Mitia Mayer-Lismann - Carolyn Pickles
Clemens Krauss - Tom Frederic
Charles Boon - James Lailey
Viorica Ursuleac - Sarah Thom
Elsie Unwin - Eleanor Crooks
Opera-goer - Stephanie Racine
Translations by Johannes Mirbach
Original research by Louise Carpenter
Produced and directed by Jonquil Panting