The Road, The House, The Road

To mark the 60th birthday of the distinguished playwright Howard Barker, Radio 4 has commissioned this new philosophical tragedy.

Set in a violent 16th-Century Europe, a wealthy aristocratic lady induces a travelling scholar to carry out a terrible crime.

As for her soldier husband...

Johannes Aventinus, the scholar....Michael Pennington

Barbara, the lady....Barbara Flynn

Biro, the soldier....Sean Baker

Director Richard Wortley.

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To mark the 60th birthday of the distinguished playwright Howard Barker, Radio 4 has commissioned this new philosophical tragedy.

Set in a violent 16th-Century Europe, a wealthy aristocratic lady induces a travelling scholar to carry out a terrible crime.

As for her soldier husband...

Johannes Aventinus, the scholar....Michael Pennington

Barbara, the lady....Barbara Flynn

Biro, the soldier....Sean Baker

Director Richard Wortley.