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Four-part drama series with Tom Hollander. Deer Park Academy, a re-branded failing school, tries to turn itself around and inspire its students by staging Romeo and Juliet.

Four-part drama series with Tom Hollander. Deer Park Academy, a re-branded failing school, is working to turn itself around and inspire its students. But inspiration can be dangerous and when has-been TV star, Geoff Cathcart, is brought in to stage a production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, he opens a Pandora's box of controversy.

All other parts played by students and teachers at Portsmouth Grammar School:
Abby Moss, Poppy Goad, Thomas Locke, Joe McAuley, Freddie Fenton, Douglas James, Joe Haylock, Jay Pasricha, JM Hopkinson, Caleb Barron, Joe McCue

Written by Andy Mulligan

Music by Jon Ouin
Sound by Steve Bond
Produced by Emma Hearn

Directed by John Dryden
A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Mar 2018 14:15

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Role Contributor
Geoff Tom Hollander
Michelle Sian Gibson
Headmaster Tony Gardner
Gail Heather Craney
Festival Administrator Vincent Ebrahim
Tom Rob Jarvis
Charlie Divian Ladwa
Naia Rebecca Emerton
Louie Rory Greenwood
Ben Rob Merriam
Ryan Finn Elliot
School Secretary Susie Baxter
Zoe Floss Willcocks
Director John Dryden
Producer Emma Hearn
Writer Andy Mulligan

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