SKETCHES IN HYDE PARK by Pat Blosse and Dennis Diamond
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This play for voices is set against the background of the Great Exhibition, in London, in 1851. It follows the relationship between a street artist and a flower-seller who set up their stalls outside the Crystal Palace, and the failing fortunes of a young, noble Spanish lady, the artist’s first customer. Narration is provided by Charles Dickens and Charlotte Bronte, who also play their parts in the lives of the three protagonists whilst enjoying their own ‘off-air’ rivalry. Real people, places and events are inter-woven into the story, adding atmosphere and authenticity. Love and loss, truth, beauty and deception are explored, with deference to the morals and manners of the time.
ALTHOUGH WRITTEN AS A SERIES OF PLAYS FOR VOICES THIS COULD BE EASILY STAGED WITH A LITTLE IMAGINATION