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Plague and the Moonflower


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A musical drama about the human race's abuse of the planet, intended as a requiem forthe 20th century.
Libretto and design by artist
Ralph Steadman , and starring Ben Kingsley Michael Hordern , Ian Holm
"The Plague Demon is within us all, declares narrator Ben Kingsley. "The Moonflower reminds us what we have to lose. Filmed in Salisbury Cathedral and featuring 200 singers, performers and dancers, the struggle is between an evil Plague Demon who stalks the earth destroying its resources, and a rare, pure Amazonian Moonflower which blossoms only once a year, at midnight. At stake, asthe century closes, is the future of the world. The soloists are John Williams (guitar), Kym Amps (soprano), Eamonn O'Dwyer (treble), Richard Studt (violin) and Roger Chase (viola), with music composed and conducted by Richard Harvey. Choreography by Laurie Booth.
Producer Douglas Rae ; Director Robin Lough


Artist: Ralph Steadman
Unknown: Ben Kingsley
Unknown: Michael Hordern
Unknown: Ian Holm
Narrator: Ben Kingsley.
Guitar: John Williams
Soprano: Eamonn O'Dwyer
Violin: Richard Studt
Viola: Roger Chase
Conducted By: Richard Harvey.
Choreography By: Laurie Booth.
Producer: Douglas Rae
Director: Robin Lough
Narrator: Ben Kingsley
Old colonial: Sir Michael Hordern
Voice of the Plague Demon: Ian Holm
Voice of the Moonflower: Penelope Wilton

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Plague and the Moonflower

BBC Two England, 31 December 1994 17.50

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