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The Pretenders by Henrik Ibsen
Translated by Michael Meyer
Directed and Adapted by Martin Jenkins
Music Composed and Selected by Mike Sykes
BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3
First broadcast 21.03.2004
Repeated 21.05.2006


SummaryEdit

In a bitter struggle for absolute power, three single minded and self-centred men drag their country into bloody civil war. In Henrik Ibsen’s The Pretenders, none of the men truly understands the nature of selfless, unquestioning love exemplified by their long-suffering womenfolk.


The CastEdit

Haakon....................Michael Sheen
Nicholas..................Paul Scofield
Skule.....................Gerard Murphy
Ragnhild, his wife........Sarah Badel
Margaret, his daughter....Jasmine Hyde
Sigrid, his sister........Maureen O'Brien
Ingebord..................Maureen o'Brien
Dagfinn...................David Bannerman
Gregorious................John Evitts
Paul Flida................Carl Prekopp
Ivar Bodde................Ian Masters
Peter.....................James D'Arcy
Jatgheir..................Ben Crowe
Baard Bratte..............David Collings
Sigard....................Sam Crane
Cheiftain.................Sam Crane

Critical ReceptionEdit

ReferencesEdit

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