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Ecstasy

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 01 July 2009

Dramatisation of the novel by Sarah Dunant, set in a convent in Renaissance Italy, where a young woman has been placed against her will.

At The Feast of St Agnes, Serafina sings for the first time and is rewarded by an unexpected voice from the audience.

Abbess ...... Eileen Atkins
Zuana ...... Geraldine James
Serafina ...... Natalie Dormer
Letizia ...... Ayesha Antoine
Magdalene ...... Helen Ryan

Dramtised by Rachel Joyce.

The music has been specially recorded by Musica Secreta, available on the CD Sacred Hearts, Secret Music.

A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

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