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Particular Pets: No. 6: What about your pussy? by Ray Kay.

Xylophone and Vibraphone solos by Leonard Hibbard.

Now you will hear all about Bumble's Music by Doris Twinn


Speaker (Particular Pets):
Ray Kay
Leonard Hibbard
Storyteller (Now you will hear all about Bumble's Music):
Doris Twinn

by Laurence Housman and a little music

1. Leading Strings
Queen Victoria; Prince Albert
Scene One of the private apartments at Windsor Castle, 1841, at 10 o'clock in the morning.

2. His Favourite Flower
(A political myth explained)
The doctor
The statesman
The housekeeper
Scene: In the bedroom of the statesman; about 1880.

3. A Great Relief
Queen Victoria
Sir Henry Ponsonby
Mr. Gladstone
Mrs. Gladstone
Scene: Queen Victoria's private apartment at Buckingham Palace, March 3, 1894.

In these days of political perplexity and international uncertainty, it is perhaps refreshing and, maybe, illuminating to look upon the great political figures of the past.
'The Victorian Era,' says Mr. Housman, 'has ceased to be a thing of yesterday it has become history.... Why should I trouble to resuscitate these Victorian remains? My answer is because I myself am Victorian, and because the Victorianism to which I belong is because the so rapidly into history, henceforth to present to the world a colder aspect than that which endears it to my own mind.... Under this rose shaded lamp of history, domestically designed, I would have these old characters look young again, or not at least as though they belonged to another age.'
As the title indicates, the plays will be interspersed with a little music.


Laurence Housman
Plays produced by:
Cyril Wood

5WA Cardiff

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