Swan Song

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In a special performance of the songs of the First World War, pianist David Owen Norris and guests explore the musical legacy of European composers who died in the conflict.

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By Anton Chekhov and translated by Michael Frayn.

As a tribute to the late Paul Scofield, another opportunity to hear his noted performance in this 2006 production.

Following his final performance in a dingy provincial theatre, an elderly Russian actor confronts his ghosts.

Did he ever really have 'talent'?

The actor....Paul Scofield

The prompter....Alec Mccowen

Directed by Martin Jenkins