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Toby Jones stars as Hans Christian Andersen in five fairy-tale adaptations by Lucy Catherine. A son rejected by his mother is given a way to exact retribution.

Toby Jones stars as Hans Christian Andersen in five fairy-tale adaptations by Lucy Catherine that shine a light into the dark regions of the author’s mind. Each of the dramas is introduced by best-selling author and fairy-tale aficionado, Joanne Harris.

A son rejected by his mother is given a way to exact retribution. Andersen’s own troubled relationship with his mother and his experience of childhood bullying infuse this tale of haunting strangeness.

Anne ….. Amanda Hale
Mrs E ….. Heather Craney
Son ….. Will Kirk
Skipper ….. Adam Courting

Directed by Gemma Jenkins

14 minutes

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