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Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

By Lavinia Murray.

Dramatisation of Thomas De Quincey's 1821 autobiographical account of his consumption of the liquid opiate laudanum, a legal painkiller of the time, and his painful and surreal descent into addiction.

Older Thomas ...... Oliver Cotton
Younger Thomas ...... James Nickerson
Brunnel/Tutor ...... Mark Chatterton
Able Big/Ong ...... Eric Potts
Betsy ...... Lisa Allen
Groaty/Wordsworth ...... David Fleeshman
Edith ...... Gemma Harvey
Ann ...... Sara Bahadori

Directed by Gary Brown.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 4 Jul 2009 21:00

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