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The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Guy Fawkes

Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls take a new look at a familiar story with a comic, stirring and sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot.

What exactly is it that we’re asked to remember on the 5th of November? As the nation prepares for Bonfire Night; highly acclaimed comedy trio, The Penny Dreadfuls, take a fresh and timely look at a familiar story with a comedic, stirring and sometimes graphic exploration of the build-up to and aftermath of the Gunpowder Plot for The Afternoon Play.

Recorded in front of an audience at the Radio Theatre in London, there's plenty of laughs in places where you least expect them – from the boisterously optimistic meetings of the conspirators through to Fawkes' internment in the Tower of London.

Starring Kevin Eldon as Guy, The Penny Dreadfuls will also be joined on stage by Miles Jupp and Andrew Pugsley.

The Penny Dreadfuls are David Reed, Humphrey Ker and Thom Tuck.

The Penny Dreadfuls have previously written and performed two series of the Victorian themed Brothers Faversham for Radio 7 have just finished their fourth highly successful year at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Guy Fawkes ...... Kevin Eldon
Thomas Percy ...... Miles Jupp
John Wright ...... David Reed
Robert Catesby ...... Thom Tuck
Thomas Winter ...... Andrew Pugsley
Sir William Waad ...... Humphrey Ker.

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45 minutes

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Thu 5 Nov 2009 14:15

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