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Festival of Radio Drama ' THE DARK TOWER '


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A parable play written and produced by Louis MacNeice with Richard Burton
Music composed by Benjamin Britten
The music conducted by Charles Mackerras


Produced By: Louis MacNeice
Unknown: Richard Burton
Composed By: Benjamin Britten
Conducted By: Charles MacKerras
Sergeant Trumpeter: T. St. John Barry
Gavin: Desmond Jordan
a child Douglas Hankin: Roland,
Mother: Violet Marquesita
Tutor: Leo McKern
Sylvie: Jill Raymond
Roland: Richard Burton
Blind Peter: Malcolm Graeme
Soak: Robert Farquharson
Steward: Howard Marion-Crawford
Neaera: Hedli Anderson
Tout: Andrew Sachs
Priest: George Bishop
Father: Laidman Browne
Parrot: Denise Bryer
Raven: A N Other
Clock Voice: Allan McClelland

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Festival of Radio Drama ' THE DARK TOWER '

BBC Home Service Basic, 14 May 1956 21.15

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