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Afternoon Play: Henry's Girls


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Based on historical fact. this fast-moving Restoration romp explores why Purcell, one of Britain's best-loved composers chose not to write his opera Dido and Aeneas for the professional theatre but opted instead for it to be staged at a girls' boarding school. Written by Alan Stafford , the production includes many of Purcell's choruses and arias from the opera performed by a girls' choir and members of the cast.
Director Dirk Maggs


Written By: Alan Stafford
Director: Dirk Maggs
Henry Purcell: Robert Glenlster
Mrs Purcell: Chloe Annett
Josias Priest: Robert Duncan
Mrs Priest: Nichola McAuliffe
Charlotte's father: Brian Bowles
Charlotte: Naoko Mori
Jenny: Catherine Shepherd
Molly: Saskia Butler

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Afternoon Play: Henry's Girls

BBC Radio 4 FM, 15 May 2007 14.15

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