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A Play in One Act by NORMAN McKINNEL
Cast :
IT is winter time, towards the end of the last century. The plainly but substantially furnished kitchen of the Bishop's cottage, which is about thirty miles from Paris, looks out over the woods. Strangely out of place with their surroundings there are two very handsome candlesticks on the mantelpiece. Persome, the Bishop's sister, and Marie, the maid, are in the kitchen. Marie is stirring some soup while Ptrsome is laying the cloth.


Unknown: Norman McKinnel
The Bishop: Harold Ellis
The Convict: William S Blakeney
PersomeV the Bishop's Sister (a Widow): Madeleine Bennett
Marie: Dorothy Ellis
Sergeant of Gendarmes: Hugh Desmond




Directed By: Edward Stubbs

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