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Two Moons

As Tumanbay prepares for a royal wedding, the return of a certain prominent palace official offers hope for new alliances.

As Tumanbay prepares for a royal wedding, the return of a certain prominent palace official offers hope for new alliances.

While the kite flyers of Tumanbay risk their lives for new adventure, Heaven (Olivia Popica), whose father was executed during the occupation, attempts to rebuild the family slave business and goes on a voyage to distant shores to purchase slaves, accompanied by one of her father’s business associates, the self-serving Bavand (Peter Polycarpou).

Cast:
Gregor........Rufus Wright
Manel........Aiysha Hart
Cadali........Matthew Marsh
Grand Master, Amalric........ Anton Lesser
Bavand........Peter Polycarpou
Alkin........Nathalie Armin
Herod........Amir El-Masry
Selim........Farshid Rokey
Heaven........Olivia Popica
General Qulan........Christopher Fulford
Frog........Finn Elliot
Matilla........Humera Syed
Akiba........Akin Gazi
Balarac Sergeant........Alexander Arnold
Nurse........Annabelle Dowler
Slave Captain........George Georgiou
The Hafiz........Antony Bunsee
Spider........Yusuf Hofri
Martha........Marlene Madenge
Courtier........Vivek Madan
Prisoner........Nadir Khan

Tumanbay is created by John Scott Dryden and Mike Walker and inspired by the Mamluk slave rulers of Egypt.

Original Music by Sacha Puttnam

Sound Design by Eloise Whitmore
Additional Music by Jon Ouin

Produced by Emma Hearn, Nadir Khan and John Scott Dryden
Written by Mike Walker
Directed by John Scott Dryden

A Goldhawk production for BBC Radio 4

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