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Captain Brassbound's Conversion

WORLD THEATRE Mon 25th Sep 1967, 20:30 on BBC Home Service Basic Sybil Thorndike Festival Dame Sybil stars in some of her favourite plays 8: Captain Brassbound's Conversion by Bernard Shaw Shortened version for radio by Cedric Messina Produced By: Graham Gauld Cast in order of speaking: Narrator: Alexander John Drinkwater: James McManus Rankin: Denys Hawthorne Porter: Frank Henderson Sir Howard Hallam: Cecil Parker Lady Cicely Waynflete: Sybil Thorndike Marzo: Robert Rietty Captain Brassbound: Gabriel Woolf   Redbrook: Bernard Brown Johnson: Ralph Truman Osman: Frank Henderson Sidi el Assif: Alaric Cotter The Cadi: Antony Viccars Bluejacket: Nigel Clayton Captain Kearney: John Justin Originally published in George Bernard Shaw's 1901 collection Three Plays for Puritans and first performed in 1900, Captain Brassbound's Conversion is the drama of its title character, a sort of refined latter-day pirate who resides in Morocco. When two jaded English tourists, Sir Howard Hallam, a judge of the criminal bench, and Lady Cicely Waynflete, his sister-in-law, arrive at the Moroccan coast and endeavor to explore the interior, Captain Brassbound takes up the charge as their guide. However as they reach an ancient Moorish castle we discover that the confidence these two have placed in Captain Brassbound is misguided and a secret plot of revenge unfolds. While not Shaw's best known work, Captain Brassbound's Conversion is a fantastic work of comedic drama in which Shaw exhibits his skill at developing rich and interesting characters.  [goodreads]

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.

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670925 - Captain Brassbound's Conversion

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