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The Ginger Tree


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Screenplay by Christopher Hampton based on the novel by Oswald Wynd.
A series in four parts starring with and Parti.
1903: Mary Mackenzie makes an epic journey to Manchuria to wed her dashing fiance
Richard Collingsworth. But the region is on the brink of war, and Mary's life proves very different from what she imagined.
Music composed and conducted by DOMINIC MULDOWNEY
Lighting director CLIVE THOMAS Designer MICHAEL YOUNG Executive producer ALAN SHALLCROSS


Unknown: Christopher Hampton
Unknown: Mary MacKenzie
Unknown: Richard Collingsworth.
Conducted By: Dominic Muldowney
Director: Clive Thomas
Designer: Michael Young
Producer: Alan Shallcross
Producer: Tim Ironside Wood
Director: Anthony Garner
Mary Mackenzie: Samantha Bond
Count Kentaro Kurihama: Daisuke Ryu
Isabelle de Chamonpierre: Cecile Paoli
Richard Collingsworth: Adrian Rawlins
Margaret Blair: Carol Starks
Fr Anthony: Nicholas Farrell
Michael Evans: Oliver Parker
Armand: Jean Badin
Sir Claude MacDonald: Nicholas Le Prevost
Yao Tsu: Kwong-Chee Leong

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