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A dramatic story of unrequited love amid the hardship and struggle of London in the 1930s, dramatised from Patrick Hamilton's trilogy by playwright Kevin Elyot.
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Contributors

Author:
Patrick Hamilton
Dramatised by:
Kevin Elyot
Bob:
Bryan Dick
Ella:
Sally Hawkins
Jenny:
Zoe Tapper
Governor:
Tony Haygarth
Governor's wife:
Jacqueline Tong
Violet:
Kellie Shirley
Ernest Eccles:
Phil Davis
Mr Sounder:
Anthony O'Donnell
Landlady:
Kathy Burke

His plays
Rope and Gaslight made the sex-obsessed, booze fuelled Hamilton famous. But his "slice of life" urban novels are now seen as his best work. To coincide with a version of his classic trilogy Twenty Thousand Streets under the Sky , this biography asks why the Marxist maverick has been largely written out of literary history.

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