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'A Peakland Wakes'
A One-Act Play by Gwen John.
"...Lo, from the stream eternal of Acheron they have brought back to thee Adonis....
Here are built for him shadowy bowers of green....
Be gracious now, dear Adonis, and propitious even in the coming year.
Dear to us has thine advent been, Adonis, and dear shall it be when thou comest again".
Scene:
An open space in the street. People have collected to see the Morris dancing. Whilst they wait, the girls dance. Men and boys are away forming up for the processional in which women may not join. The women mostly wear flannel shawls round their shoulders, except the young ones, who even here wear white, and coloured ribbons, for this is midsummer. The children have had their hair tightly plaited or twisted up in rags for a week to prepare for the great day, and now are all crimps and curls: the men, more limited in their means of expression, wear coloured silk neck handkerchiefs of blues and purples. There are merry-go-rounds and booths near at hand, but for the moment their discordant music is hushed; the Morris is a-foot. The year is 1919.

'Babel'
A Tragedy (Five Scenes and an Epilogue).
by John Redwood Anderson.
Dedicated to Lascelles Abercrombie.
Supported by the Gwent Players.
Time and Place: Mythical Babylon

Contributors

Produced and Directed by:
E. R. Appleton
Writer (A Peakland Wakes):
Gwen John
Old Woman:
Kate Sawle
Nellie:
Edith Lester Jones
Mrs. Barlow:
Gladys Morgan
Nellie's Father:
David Thornton
Child (Rhoda):
Betty Miles
Child's Mother:
Betty Lindsay
Lame Soldier:
Roger Mostyn
Writer (Babel):
John Redwood Anderson
Nimrod (King of Babylon):
Hubert Carter
Akergul (High Priest):
Frederick Culley
April-Sin (An Astrologer):
Frank Nicholls
Manishtusu (Captain of the Host):
George Bouverie
Sin-Magir (Architect of the Tower):
Richard Barron
Abraham:
John Morgan
Nina:
Edith Lester Jones
Lida:
Grace Hancock
Performers:
The Gwent Players
Men, Women, Workmen, etc:
[artists uncredited]

5WA Cardiff

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This data is drawn from the Radio Times magazine between 1923 and 2009. It shows what was scheduled to be broadcast, meaning it was subject to change and may not be accurate. More