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The Sunday Play: The Ceremony of Innocence


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Martyn Wade 's play about the life of Benjamin Britten explores the composer's professional and personal passions. It focuses on the foundation of the Aldeburgh Festival 50 years ago and the nature of his interest in the young people who played roles in the first performances of some of his compositions. with Iwan Thomas. Brian Parr and Jenny Lee Stuart Hutchinson (piano)
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Unknown: Martyn Wade
Unknown: Benjamin Britten
Unknown: Iwan Thomas.
Unknown: Brian Parr
Unknown: Jenny Lee
Piano: Stuart Hutchinson
Benjamin Britten: Simon Russell Beale
Peter Pears: Julian Wadham
Imogen Holst: Anna Massey
WH Auden: John Wood
EM Forster: Alan MacNaughtan
Edward: Christopher Good
Young Edward: Peter England
Montagu Slater: John Rowe

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The Sunday Play: The Ceremony of Innocence

BBC Radio 3, 25 July 1999 21.45

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