The Virgin Knife is a radio play by David Pownall. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 25 February 1999, as part of an Afternoon Play series called "Assassins." The running time is 45 minutes[1][2].


On 13 July 1793, Charlotte Corday, a young woman from Caen in Normandy, traveled to Paris with the sole intention of killing Jean Paul Marat while he sat in his bath. What drove her to such extremes?



Directed by Eoin O'Callaghan

Critical ReceptionEdit

Pick of the Day, The Independent.[3]


  1. Diversity Website

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