THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH by Walter Scott.
A beautiful glover's daughter is romantically pursued by a warmongering blacksmith, a poetising prince, a hot-headed clansman and a bumbling bonnet-maker in lawless 14th century Scotland.
In Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth, feeble King Robert III is failing to stop his beloved country being torn apart by warring clans and pillaging nobles - chaos reigns supreme. When our heroine, Catharine Glover, suffers heartbreak and tragedy at the hands of the vengeful Earl of March, a terrible dilemma presents itself.
Should she follow the dictates of her heart by marrying the man she loves - or should she obey her father's wish and shun a world of 'hard iron and barbaric cruelties' by betrothing herself to Christ?
Adapted for Radio by Scott Cherry
With David Tennant as Walter Scott
All other parts are played by members of the cast.
Ruth Wall sings and plays Gaelic Harp.
Music composed and performed by Ross Hughes and Esben Tjalve.
Produced and directed by Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.
|Catherine Glover||Morven Christie|
|Her father||Hugh Ross|
|The Earl of March||Kenneth Cranham|
|Oliver Proudfoot||Forbes Masson|
|Louise the Minstrel||Olivia Morgan|
|Walter Scott||David Tennant|