The Frogs (1947)

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Start date: 
3 February 1947
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Production notes: 
The broadcast on the BBC Home Service - part of the World Theatre series - was preceded by an introduction by Gilbert Murray. Immediately following the performance, J. T. Sheppard introduced scenes from the play given in ancient Greek by Cambridge University students (who were to give The Frogs as the Cambridge Greek Play later in the month: see ID 848). The production was repeated on the Third Programme on 27 April 1947.
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Information related to this production

Person Role Notes
Betty Baskcomb Actor Chorus
Denys Blakelock Actor Euripides
Jean Brown Actor Proserpine's Maidservant
Vivienne Chatterton Actor A Landlady in Hades
Andrew Churchean Actor Hercules
Frank Cochrane Actor Gharon
Raf de la Torre Actor Hierophant
Val Gielgud (1900-1981) Producer
Olive Gregg Actor Chorus
Anthony Hooper Actor Chorus
Antony Hopkins Composer
Michael Hordern Actor Pluto
Anthony Jacobs Actor Chorus
Lucille Lisle Actor Plathane, the Servant to Landlady
Preston Lockwood Actor Chorus
Eric Lugg Actor Chorus
Eliot Makehan Actor Zanthias
Charles Maunsell Actor Corpse
Milton Rosmer Actor Aeschylus
Joan Clement Scott Actor Chorus
Ernest Sefton Actor Aeacus
Michael Shepley Actor Dionysus
Vanessa Thornton Actor Chorus
Venue Festival Dates Notes
unknown venue (England)

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