Drama On 3 - The School For Scandal

Sunday 2 June

7.30pm-9.30pm

BBC RADIO 3

A glittering cast including Hugh Bonneville, Joanna Lumley, Roger Allam, Mark Gatiss and George Blagdedn star in Richard Brindsley Sheridan’s 1777 comedy, The School For Scandal.

Scandalmonger Lady Sneerwell controls a nest of gossipy vipers, and young Lady Teazle, bored by her elderly husband Sir Peter, has been lured into the circle too.

What’s the latest? Which of the young Surface brothers is the good one, and which the hypocrite - the rakish Charles or admired Joseph?

Their Uncle Oliver puts them both to the test… can scandal ever really die?

Cast
Sir Oliver Surface…Hugh Bonneville
Mrs Candour…..Joanna Lumley
Crabtree…..Roger Allam
Sir Benjamin Backbite…..Mark Gatiss
Lady Sneerwell…..Lisa Dillon
Lady Teazle…..Susannah Fielding
Sir Peter Teazle…..Martin Jarvis
Master Rowley…..Nigel Anthony
Joseph Surface…..Joe Bannister
Charles Surface…..George Blagden
Maria…..Amy Morgan
Snake…..Ifan Meredith
Mr Moses…..Jon Glover
Trip…..Kieran Hodgson
Careless/William…..Simon de Deney
Sir Harry…..Richard Sisson
Lucy/Jessie…..Daisy Hydon

  • Directed by Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis
  • A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 3

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