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Festival

Comedy drama by Sarah Wooley about the Cheltenham Literary Festival and the origins of a legendary literary romance.

by Sarah Wooley

A comedy drama about festivals and the start of a legendary literary romance.
In 1962, novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard took on the job of running the Cheltenham Literary Festival. It was to be a baptism of fire.

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane

With Olivier Award nominee Melody Grove (Farinelli and the King).

45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Elizabeth Jane Howard Melody Grove
John Moore Tony Gardner
Colin 'Monkey' Howard Will Howard
Kingsley Amis Jonathan Forbes
Carson McCullers Emma Handy
Gallery Owner Emma Handy
Councillor Emma Handy
James Douglas-Henry John Lightbody
Councillor John Lightbody
Peter Scott John Lightbody
Director Gaynor Macfarlane
Writer Sarah Wooley

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