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: For the Children: Androcles and the Lion

by Bernard Shaw
Performed by the Company of the Children's Theatre, Ltd.
(under the management of Glyndebourne and Toynbee Hall, in association with the Arts Council of Great Britain)

The action of the play takes place several hundred years A.D. at a time when the Romans were persecuting the Christians.

Scene 1: A jungle path
Scene 2: A square in Rome
Scene 3: The Coliseum
(to 17.00)


Author: Bernard Shaw
Costumes and scenery designer: Joseph Carl
Stage Production: John Allen
Presented for television by: Jan Bussell
The Lion: Joseph Wise
Androcles: Charles Hubbard
Megaera, his wife: Lilian Hinton
The Centurion: Cameron Miller
The Captain: Bernard Archard
Lavinia: Jean McConnell
Lentulus: Herbert Roland
Metellus: Joseph Wise
Spintho: Eugene Saunders
Ferrovius: Antonius Arpino
The Editor: Gordon Foster
The Emperor: Peter Stephens
Others in the cast include: Victor Baring
Others in the cast include: James Belchamber
Others in the cast include: John Cronin
Others in the cast include: Rose Fell
Others in the cast include: John Garvin
Others in the cast include: June Gourd
Others in the cast include: Joan Pyle
Others in the cast include: Stanley Platts
Others in the cast include: Kenneth Wynne

: The Springtime of Others

A play by Jean-Jacques Bernard.
Translated by John Leslie Frith.


Author: Jean-Jacques Bernard
Translated by: John Leslie Frith
Producer: Stephen Harrison
Clarisse (Madame Brieules): Mary Hinton
Maurice Gardier: David Markham
Gilberte Brieules: Tilsa Page
Jeanne: Evelyn Moore

: News

(sound only)
(to 22.15)

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