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The Sunday Play


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Sweet England's Pride with A play for radio specially written for Dame Flora by ALISON PLOWDEN
Other principal parts:
The Lord Admiral JOHN WYSE Sir Walter Ralegh. BRIAN HAINES The action takes place in and around London during the years 1596-1601. The play, which tells the story of the final period of the relationship between Elizabeth and Essex, is based on contemporary documents and uses the authentic language of the times. Incidental music composed by ELIZABETH POSTON and conducted by DOUGLAS ROBINSON


Unknown: Alison Plowden
Unknown: John Wyse
Unknown: Sir Walter Ralegh.
Unknown: Brian Haines
Composed By: Elizabeth Poston
Conducted By: Douglas Robinson
Producer: Joe Burrouchs
Queen Elizabeth: Dame Flora Robson
the Earl of Esse: Frank Duncan
Sir Robert Cecil: John Pullen
Lady Rich: Pauline Letts
Edward Reynolds: Denys Hawthorne
Francis Bacon: Alan Wheatley
Fulke Grevile: Richard Hurndall
Fernando Gorges: Peter Pratt
Ladv Warwick: Betty Hardy
Sir William Knollys: Francis de Wolff
John Harington: Haydn Jones
Sir Thomas Egerton: William Squire
Lord Burghley: Lockwood West

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