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1 The Voyage to Lilliput

Gulliver is shipwrecked in Lilliput, where the inhabitants are as tiny in mind as they are in body. Stars Arthur Darvill.

Gulliver is shipwrecked on the Island of Lilliput where the natives are tiny people living in a miniature society.

With his unique overview of this realm, Gulliver discovers a world of petty politics and small minds. Coerced into a war between two nations who disagree on the best way to eat boiled eggs, Gulliver finds himself betrayed by friends and battered by enemies - escape is his only option if he wants to survive!

Jonathan Swift's classic satire starring Arthur Darvill as Gulliver.

Mary …. Bethan Walker
Gulliver …. Arthur Darvill
Flimnap …. Richard Nichols
Bolgolam, Hurgo …. Sam Dale
Richard Sympson, Reldresal …. Matthew Gravelle
King of Lilliput …. Chris Pavlo
and Judith Faultless

Gulliver's adventures in Lilliput are hilarious, disturbing and profound. This is a story of dishonest politicians, mindless ceremony and wars based on unconvincing arguments. A satire as potent now as it ever was!

Gulliver's Travels quickly became a classic. The book has become not only the defining work of its author but also of its genre - a landmark in English Literature to which all satirists today can trace a heritage.

Adapted in three-parts by Matthew Broughton.

A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in February 2012.

58 minutes

Last on

Thu 15 Oct 2020 03:00

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