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Prince Ivan

Magical folk tales from Russia by Arthur Ransome, as told by Old Peter the forester to his grandchildren Vanya and Maroosia.

A kingdom and the fortunes of a young prince are thrown into disarray when a new baby is born in the palace with iron teeth, knock-knees and an uncanny resemblance to the most terrifying witch in all Russia, the Baba-Yaga.

Old Peter/Groom ...... Trevor Cooper
Vanya/Ivan ...... Harry Hughes
Maroosia/Sunsister ...... Megan Williams
Tsar ...... John Rowe
Baba-Yaga ...... Helen Longworth
Treepuller ...... Nyasha Hatendi
Mountain Thrower ...... Stephen Critchlow
Gran ...... Joan Walker.

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15 minutes

Last on

Christmas Eve 2008 19:45