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Magna Carta Legacy: a newly-commissioned Audio Drama

Magna Carta Audio Drama
Posted By : Seif El Rashidi Monday 15th June 2015

As part of its year long celebration of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, Salisbury Cathedral has commissioned award winning audio dramatists Spiteful Puppet to produce a 37-minute audio drama to accompany its landmark exhibition 'Magna Carta: Spirit of Justice, Power of Words'. The recording,  'Magna Carta - Legacy', tells the story behind the document and how it came to be housed at the Cathedral and has been created to to inform and entertain visitors and non-visitors alike.

 

 

Spiteful Puppet is a specialist audio production company whose biggest success to date has been the Hood series of audio dramas which are a reinvention of the Robin Hood legend. Starring Lee Ingleby, who has recently been seen on BBC television shows 'Our Zoo' and 'Inspector George Gently', this series has won a number of prestigious awards including BBC Audio Drama and is a New York Festival Radio Awards finalist.

 

 

"We are delighted to have been able to work with Salisbury Cathedral on this project, adding a new dimension to the story of Magna Carta and giving the key characters involved their own voice" said Gary Haberfield from Spiteful Puppet.

 

 

Magna Carta - Legacy is a compelling historical tale of feuding barons and an unpopular king with popes, archbishops and paupers thrown in for good measure. You can listen to it here.