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The 19th Century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

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The 19th Century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind the legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa, where they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

By H Rider Haggard, adapted by Hattie Naylor.

The 19th century best-seller set in a mysterious African kingdom explores the complex themes of imperial arrogance, sexual obsession, power and isolation that lie behind the high adventure.

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Ludwig Holly and his ward Leo's quest for the truth behind legend of Leo's ancestry takes them to Africa, where they find Ayesha, 2000 years old but beautiful beyond all description, despotically ruling her secret kingdom.

Ludwig Holly - Tim McInnerny

Leo - Oliver Chris

Ayesha - Mia Soteriou

Job - Howard Coggins

Billali - Ben Onwukwe

Amenartas/Ustane - Janice Acquah

Vincey - Tom Sherman

Agarah - Damian Lynch

Young Leo - Oliver Baynham

Composed music by Elizabeth Purnell.

Director Sara Davies.

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Ayesha, the queen whose beauty enthrals and terrifies all who see her, believes Leo to be the lover for whom she has waited 2,000 years.