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Interview with a General by Peter Sirr
This evening's radio-play is a contemporary recapitulation of an ancient drama from sixth-century classical Greece. It was Aeschylus, the father of European theatre, that first told the story of the opportunistic warlord who sacrifices his daughter for strategic advantage; and it is poet Peter Sirr, himself a professional translator, who has transposed the original setting of the Agamemnon to the slaughter-house of modern Syria.
Des Cave played the General,
Deirdre Monaghan ... his wife Clara
Liz Fitzgibbon his daughter Anna
Cathy Belton ... Ellen the journalist.
Sound supervision was by Tom Norton.
The play was produced by Aidan Mathews.
1st TX 15th October 2017
Duration 50 minutes