Muffin the Mule
with Annette Mills who writes the songs and Ann Hogarth who pulls the strings.
A Little Stone
The story of David and Goliath by P. D. Cummins.
Presenter/songwriter (Muffin the Mule):
Puppeteer (Muffin the Mule):
Writer (A Little Stone):
Producer (A Little Stone):
Designer (A Little Stone):
Setting of the Psalms by (A Little Stone):
Arranged by (A Little Stone):
Played by (A Little Stone):
Eleazar, his personal attendant:
Joachim, one of his ministers:
Princess Michal his daughter:
A Bishop, a Scientist, and a Poet answer questions of faith and conduct put to them by a factory audience.
The Bishop of Bristol, Professor C. A. Coulson, John Betjeman
Question-Master, C.A. Joyce
From an Aircraft Factory Recreation Hall in the Isle of Wight
Professor C. A.
A play by Donald Sutherland.
The date is August, 1836, the scene Kensington Palace: so we may fairly guess (and reveal) that events will culminate one fine June dawn ten months later, with that famous 'five o'clock call' when the Archbishop of Canterbury and Lord Conyngham arrived post-haste from Windsor, and the eighteen-year-old girl who had gone to sleep Princess Victoria awoke to find herself Queen of England.
But this play is concerned with the difficulties and suspense of Victoria's situation before her accession - a bright, high-spirited girl, growing up and being brought into contact with the puzzling and often unpleasant realities of the adult world, with its political game of chess in which she is both pawn and Queen. Her fond but oppressive mother, the Germanic Duchess of Kent, is forever feuding with the King and coming off second-best; another of Victoria's Wicked Uncles, the horrid Cumberland, is intriguing to have the Salic Law (denying the right of succession to women) applied here; there is much manoeuvring, and we see how much of it fails to take into account the character of the Princess herself, her native individuality reinforced by the advice from her foreign governess, Baroness Lehzen. Indeed, life at Kensington Palace becomes a battle for influence not only between principals but among seconds, with the struggle between Victoria and her mother matched and even overshadowed by that of Lehzen and Sir John Conroy, the Duchess's principal adviser. (Peter Forster)
Sergeant Hobhouse, a porter at Kensington Palace:
Molly, a housemaid:
King William IV:
The Marquess of Conyngham, the Lord Chamberlain:
The Baroness Lehzen governess to the Princess:
Victoire, Duchess of Kent, mother of the Princess:
Sir John Conroy, Comptroller to the Duchess's Household:
The Princess Victoria:
Brother of the King - Augustus Duke of Sussex:
Brother of the King - Ernest, Duke of Cumberland:
Ensign Trefusis, Equerry to the Duke of Cumberland:
The Duke of Wellington:
The Archbishop of Canterbury:
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