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Lucy Gannon - Topaz

4 Extra Debut. An unfortunate 19th-century poet walks from Dundee to Balmoral to seek royal patronage from Queen Victoria. Comic drama stars Brian Cox.

In Lucy Gannon's comic drama, Brian Cox stars as the unfortunate 19th century poet, William Topaz McGonagall.

In the face of widespread ridicule at his lack of talent, MacGonagall dreams of rescuing his reputation by seeking royal patronage. He decides to walk from Dundee to Balmoral to see Queen Victoria, accompanied by his long-suffering son, Billy. A desperate desire for fame and celebrity has almost destroyed McGonagall's life - but if he can meet her Majesty his fortunes would be transformed.

Other parts are played by the cast.

Producer/director: Bruce Young.

1 hour


Role Contributor
William McGonagall Brian Cox
Queen Victoria Niamh Cusack
Billy Sandy Grierson
Jean Maureen Beattie
Gatekeeper Stuart McQuarrie
Shepherd Andrew Rattenbury
Ellen Colette O'Neil
Circus Master Sean Murray
Dougie Ali Craig
Queen's Maid Amaka Okafor
Director Bruce Young
Producer Bruce Young
Writer Lucy Gannon


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