Iphigenia in Crimea

Iphigenia in Crimea

By BBC Radio 4

Drama of the Week

Friday, 3 June

Sebastopol, 1854, the Crimean War. In Tony Harrison's most recent play, a Classics-loving Lieutenant persuades a company of British soldiers in Ukraine to stage an all-male production of Iphigenia in Tauris. Stars Blake Ritson, Robert Emms and Richard Glaves. Lieutenant/Iphigenia/Athena ..... Blake Ritson Orestes ..... Robert Emms Pylades ..... Richard Glaves Sergeant/Thoas ..... John Dougall Irish soldier/Cowherd/Chorus ..... Eugene O'Hare Soldier/Messenger/Chorus ..... Michael Colgan Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women ..... David Sterne Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women ..... Gavi Singh Chera Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women ..... John Bowler Soldier/Chorus of Greek Women ..... Finlay Robertson Music performed by Peter Ringrose (trumpet), Detta Danford (flute), Howard McGill (clarinet), Jon Banks (accordion) and Matt Sharp (cello). Music composed and directed by Jon Nicholls. Director, Emma Harding This drama was originally broadcast on Radio 3.
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