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The Monday Play - These Amateur Theatricals

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A Russian comedy of provincial life by Eugene Chirikov, in an English version by Basil Ashmore.
When Michael Orlov, an accomplished actor from Moscow, is forced to stay in a small town to recuperate, he takes over as director of the local amateur theatre raising. in the members, hopes and ambitions beyond their wildest dreams. For some it is a magical experience, but for others it threatens their accepted way of life.
(Repeated: Sun 2.30 pm)

Contributors

Director: Martin Jenkins
Orlov: John Rowe
Borodkin: Barry Foster
Maria: Maureen O'Brien
Polina: Pat Heywood
Maria's father: Michael Aldridge
Pelegeya: Patsy Byrne
Kostya: David Timson
Josef: Alexander John
Petrov: John Rye
Glashenka: Christine Absalom
Elena: Rosalind Ayres
Stephan: John Webb

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The Monday Play - These Amateur Theatricals

BBC Radio 4 FM, 25 May 1981 20.00






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