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Afternoon Play: Breath of Fire

Synopsis

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The true story of the sole survivor of the martyred city of Martinique. One hundred years ago today, on the island of Martinique, Mount Pelée erupted killing 30,000 people and destroying the city, all within two minutes. There was only one survivor, a petty criminal, Louis-Auguste Cyparis , who was in the city jail, protected by the immensely thick walls of his cell. After the eruption, Cyparis began a new life for himself in a circus freak-show, where he had to learn to tell his story in his own way

Contributors

Director: Mary Ward-Lowery
Cyparis: Burt Caesar
Princess: Lisa Hammond
Circus talker: Trevor Peacock
Isabel: Juliet Ellis
Man: Paul Dodgson






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