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The Monday Play


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The Fen Story
'An axe upon a skull. ! That's one way, brother.' The Danish invasion of England in 892 was only the ill-planned enterprise of an army that had been defeated on the Continent.
But a sentence in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle brings the chronicler,
Brother John , into direct conflict with the king's ealdorman. Written by Adam Thorpe.
With Andrew Wincott.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle translated by G N Garmonsway.
Music composed and played by Martin Best .
Musician: Lucie Skeaping.
Director Jeremy Mortimer. Stereo


Unknown: Brother John
Written By: Adam Thorpe.
Unknown: Andrew Wincott.
Played By: Martin Best
Director: Jeremy Mortimer.
Brother John: Mark Straker
Brother Ignatius: Denys Hawthorne
Ealdorman Sigwulf: Ian Hogg
Edwin: Richard Pearce
Woman: Tara Dominick

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