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The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 2 Radio/TV Program

The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 2: Macbeth Rebothered; The Odyssey; The Curse of the Beagle

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Comedy trio The Penny Dreadfuls recount the story of the much-maligned Macbeth, revisit Odysseus’ epic journey and reveal the truth behind Darwin’s famous voyage.

The Penny Dreadfuls - Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck - are a comedy trio who specialise in retelling historical events in their own, inimitable way. In these riotous revisionist plays, they present alternative takes on three famous tales, ably assisted by guests including Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Lolly Adefope, Robert Webb and Susan Calman.

Macbeth Rebothered: It’s the Scottish Play, but not as we know it: The Penny Dreadfuls present a rebooted version of the classic story that paints the noble King in a very different light. Starring Greg McHugh as Macbeth and Susan Calman as the Narrator.

The Odyssey: The Penny Dreadfuls take on Homer's tale of Odyseuss's epic journey home from the Trojan Wars and the incredible monsters and enchantress he encounters en route. Starring Robert Webb as Odysseus.

The Curse of the Beagle: In 1831, a 22-year-old Charles Darwin set sail on HMS Beagle for a five-year voyage that changed the course of his life. He later published his stories of the trip, but in this reimagining The Penny Dreadfuls uncover the untold story that Darwin kept to himself.

Produced by Julia McKenzie.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

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©2017 Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck (P)2017 BBC AudioBooks

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  • Mr. John Hughes
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    2/6/17
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    "finally got some penny dreadfuls!"

    clear argument for youtube uploads here! have loved these peeps for ages and so good to have them to listen to! definitely recommend! other stuff i like for recommendations reasons: elvenquest, bleak expectations, anything by john finnemore...

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    7/4/17
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    "Hilarious!"

    Lose yourself in the laughter whilst basking in these brilliantly reimagined tales. Fantastic voice cast that bring it all together beautifully.

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  • Anonymous
    5/14/17
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    "Very funny and brilliantly performed. More, more!"

    The Penny Dreadfuls deliver yet another superb performance. Hurry up and make some more please!

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  • s p henderson
    4/3/17
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    "Penny Performance"

    Three hilarious journeys with three immensely clever fellows.
    Modern British Victoriana that travels beyond Dickens to a new realm of posh silliness.

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