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Noye's Fludde


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The Chester Miracle Play set to music by Benjamin Britten
with Owen Brannigan as Noye and Sheila Rex as Mrs Noye

The old Chester play tells the story of Noah and the Ark, the animals, Noah's children and his wife, who was so very unco-operative-until the flood came. This play was one of the group of 'miracle' plays done by the Guilds of Chester in the Middle Ages. They were performed by the ordinary people, craftsmen and tradesmen in the local towns -each Guild performing one of the plays on the back of a cart.

A chorus of animals and a children's orchestra from East Suffolk schools organised and trained by Brian Lincoln
The English Opera Group Players
Leader Peter Mountain
Conducted by Steuart Bedford

First seen on BBC2, this English Opera Group production (by arrangement with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) was staged in The Maltings Hall, Snape, Suffolk, before an invited audience.



Music: Benjamin Britten
A chorus of animals and a children's orchestra from East Suffolk schools organised and trained by: Brian Lincoln
Musicians: The English Opera Group Players
Players leader: Peter Mountain
Conductor: Steuart Bedford
Producer: Colin Graham
Lighting: Tommy Thomas
Sound: Graham Haines
Director: Walter Todds
Noye: Owen Brannigan
Mrs Noye: Sheila Rex
The Voice of God: Norman Lumsden
Sem: Andrew Phillips
Ham: Richard Cooper
Jaffet: Marcus Creed
Mrs Sem: Pauline Barrett
Mrs Ham: Margaret Perry
Mrs Jaffet: Francesca Lucy
The Raven: David Sturgeon
The Dove: Amanda Gooding
Mrs Noye's Gossips: Glynis Bennett
Mrs Noye's Gossips: Patsie Cameron
Mrs Noye's Gossips: Sharon Cooper
Mrs Noye's Gossips: Nicolette Thomson
Property man: Martin Behling
Property man: Brian Eade
Property man: John Hallas
Property man: Grant Peters
Property man: Richard Townshend

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