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The Parable of the Sower

New Testament stories revisited and set in present day pre-Christmas London, introduced by Rev Dr Giles Fraser. Tom Wells sets the Parable of the Sower in a Secondary School lunchtime science club, where Ellie D is inspired to test the parable using cress.

Ellie ... Katie Angelou
Miss ... Eleanor Crooks
Marcus ... Shaun Aylward
Daniel ... Jack Boulter
Alice ... Ellie Hopkins
Robot ... Paul Stonehouse

Directed by Jessica Dromgoole

In the run up to Christmas, the last of five newly commissioned short plays inspired by the medieval Mystery Plays, and celebrating the diversity of writing talent on Radio 3. Rev. Dr. Giles Fraser introduces the plays to give them a biblical context.

Tom Wells is a young playwright from Hull, whose play The Kitchen Sink, at the Bush Theatre late last year, won the George Devine Award, the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, and has just been shortlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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Fri 21 Dec 2012 22:45

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