It's rare to have a play about three women who are no longer in the first flush of youth, but Douglas Livingstone's Road to Venice is an account of the hen party in Venice of three women nearing seventy, with one of them being the future bride.
Barbara Flynn, Gabrielle Lloyd and Angela Pleasence play the three women with Ronald Pickup as the elderly fiancé and though there's a lot of humour in the play Douglas Livingstone has a real insight into the problems which face the three women. And with recordings that were specially made during the Regata Storica last September, the listener will feel that he also has taken the Road to Venice.
Written by Douglas Livingstone
Directed and produced by Jane Morgan
It is a Unique production for BBC Radio 4.