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Light Shining in Buckinghamshire

by Caryl Churchill.

First performed in 1976, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire focuses on the millennial movements that erupted during the English civil war in the 1640s. At the heart of the play is an edited dramatisation of The Putney Debates of 1647. The radical Levellers argue for liberty and universal suffrage while the military establishment stands for security and property as the basis for electoral eligibility.

This production of Light Shining in Buckinghamshire was directed by Mark Ravenhill, and was originally part of a season of dramas curated by Mark for Drama on 3.

Historical adviser to the production: Jacob Field.

Members of the cast each play several roles in the production.

Release date:

1 hour, 50 minutes

Last on

Sun 1 Nov 2015 21:00


Role Contributor
WriterCaryl Churchill
Man OneJustin Salinger
Man TwoAndrew Woodall
Man ThreePaul Rhys
Man FourJoseph Mydell
Woman OneMonica Dolan
Woman TwoAmanda Drew
ComposerColin Sell
DirectorMark Ravenhill
ActorJeremy Mortimer

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