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The Sunday Play: Death and the King's Horseman


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By Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka , adapted for radio by Penny Gold Starring .
1944, Nigeria: a Yoruba king has died and the Prince of Wales has just arrived. Pilkings, a well-meaning colonial district officer, learns that this is the night when the king's horseman - the Elesin Oba
- must follow his master by performing a ritual suicide. The consequences of Pilkings's intervention are more far-reaching than he could ever have imagined.
Music by Peter Badejo Director Alby James


Unknown: Wole Soyinka
Radio By: Penny Gold
Music By: Peter Badejo
Director: Alby James
Elesin Oba: Cyril Ikechukwu Nri
Praise-Singer: Peter Badejo
lyaloja: Claire Benedict
Simon Pilkings: Simon Robson
Jane Pilkings: Amanda Drew
Resident: George Raistrick
Sergeant Amusa: Femi Elufowoju Jnr
Olunde: Patrice Naiambana
Joseph: Ilario Bisi Pedro
AideKlfrCamp: Jonathan Keeble
Bride/Market girl: Toyin Fani-Kayode
Market women: Suana Aderin
Market women: Bola Aiyeola
Market women: Rosemary Dacosta
Market women: Jolade Pratt
Girls: Janice Acquah
Girls: Ganiat Kasumu

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The Sunday Play: Death and the King's Horseman

BBC Radio 3, 17 September 1995 19.25

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