Dan'l Druce, Blacksmith

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(4.8 stars; 4 reviews)

A drama from the Gilbert of Gilbert and Sullivan. Pursued by the Parliamentary Army after the Battle of Worcester, some Royalist soldiers take cover in Dan'l Druce's hut on the Norfolk Coast until they can escape. An event with long shadows that come back to disturb his life fourteen years later. - Summary by ToddHW

Cast list:
Sir Jasper Combe, a Royalist Colonel: Andrew James
Dan'l Druce: Adrian Stephens
Reuben Haines, a Royalist Sergeant: Alan Mapstone
Geoffrey Wynyard, a Merchant Sailor: Tomas Peter
Marple: ToddHW
Joe Ripley, a Fisherman: Son of the Exiles
Sergeant of the Parliamentary Army: Larry Wilson
Soldier of the Parliamentary Army: David Purdy
Dorothy: Jenn Broda
Stage Directions: Sonia
Editing: ToddHW (1 hr 55 min)


Act 1 36:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 2 49:36 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act 3 30:14 Read by LibriVox Volunteers


(5 stars)

Fantastic reading by all. I love this story. I needed to hear a happy ending.