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Beatrix Lehmann. Esme Percy Ernestine Costa and Bill Owen in 'THE RATS'


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A Berlin tragi-comedy by Gerhart Hauptmann
Translated and adapted for radio byCharlotte Lloyd and A. L. Lloyd
The action takes place in a Berlin tenement block (formerly a cavalry barracks) at the turn of the century: in the attic where Hassenreuter has his theatrical storeroom and drama school, and in Frau John's Bat.
Characters in order of speaking:
(Continued in next column)
Produced by H. B. Fortuin
DURING THE INTERVAL (7.0-7.10 app.):
Richard Strauss
Love Scene (Feuersnot) played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor. Sir Thomas Beecham Bt. , on a gramophone record


Unknown: Gerhart Hauptmann
Unknown: Charlotte Lloyd
Unknown: A. L. Lloyd
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Richard Strauss
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham Bt.
Frau John: Beatrix Lehmann
Pauline Piperkarcka a servant girl: Ernestine Costa
Bruno Mechelke, Frau John's brother: Bill Owen
Walburga Hassenreuter: Beryl Calder
Harro Hassenreuter, a former theatrical director: Esmé Percy
Nathaniel Jettel, a court actor: Arthur Young
Alice Rtitterbusch, an actress: Marjorie Westbury
Erich Spltta, a student of theology: William Eedle
Herr John, a foreman bricklayer: George Merritt
Selma Knobbe: Denise Brver
Frau Hassenreuter: Vivienne Chatterton
Hassenreuter's drama students: Käferstein: Haydn Jones
Dr Kegel: Simon Lack
Emil Quarquaro the caretaker: Eric Anderson
Pastor Spltta: James Thomason
Frau Kielbacke: Joan Sanderson
Frau Sidonie Knobbe: Gladys Spencer
Constable Schierke: John Graham

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Beatrix Lehmann. Esme Percy Ernestine Costa and Bill Owen in 'THE RATS'

Third Programme, 16 June 1957 18.00

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