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Sunday Play


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The Birds
A fantastic comedy by Aristophanes, first performed in 414 BC. Two Athenians, fed up with the rat race, opt out and go in search of somewhere better....
Translated and adapted by Martyn Wade. Music Christos Pittas
Director John Theocharis


Adapted By: Martyn Wade.
Music: Christos Pittas
Director: John Theocharis
Plausible: Norman Rodway
Hopeful: Sam Kelly
Hoopoe: Aubrey Woods
Chorus leaders: Martyn Hill
Chorus leaders: Elizabeth Mansfield
Chorus: Danielle Allen
Chorus: Alice Arnold
Chorus: , David Bannerman
Chorus: Nigel Carrington
Chorus: Stephen Garlick
Nightingale: Nicole Tibbels
Iris: Maxine Audley
Prometheus: Timothy Bateson
Heracles: Stephen Garlick
Poet/Poseidon: James Greene
Soothsayer/Messenger: Ronald Herdman
Solicitor: Fraser Kerr
Priest/Informer: Michael Kilgarriff
Yob/Triballian: Ben 0nwukwe
Commissioner/Cinesias: John Rye

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