The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there. In the heat and humidity of the rural Norfolk summer in 1900, a young boy comes of age as he is unwittingly enlisted as a messenger in an adult affair of deceit and desire.Performers Michael Crawford (Narrator - Leo Colston), Stuart Ward (Ted), Gemma Sutton (Marian), Issy Van Randwyck (Mrs Maudsley), Julian Forsyth (Mr Maudsley/1st Cover Colston), Stephen Carlile (Trimingham), Silas Wyatt-Barke (Denys), Jenni Bowden (Stanton/Leo's Mother/Eulalie), John Addison (Henry With 1st Cover Ted/2nd Cover Denys/2nd Cover Trimingham), Luka Green (Leo 1), William Thompson (Leo 2), Johnny Evans Hutchinson (Leo 3), Archie Stevens (Marcus 1), Matty Norgren (Marcus 2), Samuel Menhinick (Marcus 3), Jane Quinn (Understy with 1st Cover Mrs Maudsley/1st Cover Leo's Mother/2nd Cover Marian), Jessica Duncan (Understydy with 1st Cover Marian/2nd Cover Leo's Mother), Robert Traynor (Understudy with 1st Cover Mr Maudsley/2nd Cover Colston), Michael Colbourne (Understudy with 1st Cover Denys/1st Cover Trimingham/2nd Cover Ted).
Book by David Wood (based on the novel by LP Hartley). Music Richard Taylor. Lyrics David Wood. Lyrics Richard Taylor. Producer Joseph Smith. Producer Bill Kenwright. Director Roger Haines.