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Magna Carta Legacy: a newly-commissioned Audio Drama

Posted By : 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.