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King Henry VIII


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by William Shakespeare
with music composed by Elisabeth Lutyens and conducted by Edward Clark
Adapted for radio and produced by R. D. Smith


Composer: Elisabeth Lutyens
Conductor: Edward Clark
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Chorus: David Lloyd James
Duke of Buckingham: Derek Birch
Duke of Norfolk: Laidman Browne
Abergavenny: Harold Pinter
Cardinal Wolsey: Geoffrey Wincott
King Henry VIII: Bruce Belfrage
Queen Katharine: Catherine Lacey
Surveyor: John Ruddock
Lord Chamberlain: Carleton Hobbs
Sands: Anthony Viccars
Lovell: Richard Williams
Anrwe Bullen: Diana Maddox
First gentleman: Alastair Duncan
Second gentleman: Michel Bazalgette
Duke of Suffolk: Denis McCarthy
Cardinal Campeius: Felix Felton
Gardiner Bishop of Winchester: Richard Hurndall
Old lady: Nan Marriott-Watson
Singing woman: Joyce Millward
Patience: Betty Linton
Earl of Surrey: Anthony Jacobs
Cromwell: Richard Ainley
Third gentleman: Peter Bat-Hurst
Griffith: George Bishop
Archbishop Cranmer: Oliver Burt
Lord Chancellor: Malcolm Graeme
The Porter: John Glyn Jones
His man: John Sharp

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