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Afternoon Theatre


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The Holy Experiment by WILLIAM FOX with Richard Pasco as William Penn - founder of Pennsylvania in 1681. He was a Quaker but also a courtier and his determination for a better deal for members of his sect secured a grant of land in the New World from Charles II. He remains one of the greatest figures of American history: his treaty with the Indians, the most successful treatment of aborigines that history records, lasted for 70 years, and his Frame of Government for Pennsylvania became the basis for the Constitution of the United States.


Unknown: William Fox
Unknown: Richard Pasco
Directed By: Ian Cotterell
John Locke: Peter Howell
Bulldog: Clifford Norgate
Dr Fell: Peter Woodthorpe
Mary Pennington: Irene Sutcliffe
Gulielma Springett: Caroline John
Isaac Pennington: James Thomason
Admiral Sir William Penn: William Fox
Lady Penn: Margaret Robertson
Thomas Loe: William Eedle
Sir John Robinson: John Rowe
James, Duke of York: John Westbrook
George Fox: Haydn Jones
Critical Friend: Marcus Campbell
William Meade: Steve Hodson
Clerk of the Court/Equerry: David Neal
Recorder: David Graham
Lord Mayor: Jeffrey Segal
Foreman: Douglas Blackwell
Colonel Aston: Walter Hall
John Albrey: Nigel Lambert
Charles II: Brian Sanders
Colonel Markham: Michael Tudor Barnes
Taminent: Clifford Norgate

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