Arms and the Man
By George Bernard Shaw. Romantic comedy exploring the ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism. With Rory Kinnear, Lydia Leonard and Tom Mison.
Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw
with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David Timson
It is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war.
Raina Petkoff is convinced her fiancé Major Sergius Saranoff will glorify himself in the war and become her hero - but after a dramatic encounter with a down-to-earth Serbian officer who hides in her room, she is brought face to face with the mundane truth about the conflict rather than its glories. The ideals and realities of war, hypocrisy and nationalism are all entertainingly explored in this rare romantic comedy by one of our most acerbic writers.
Technical DirectionNorman Goodman
An Ukemi Productions Ltd production for Radio 3.
|Writer||George Bernard Shaw|
|Captain Bluntschli||Rory Kinnear|
|Raina Petkoff||Lydia Leonard|
|Major Sergius Saranoff||Tom Mison|
|Major Petkoff||Hugh Ross|
|Catherine Petkoff||Frances Jeater|
|Major Plechanoff||Roger May|