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Four clergymen seek to make sense of their mission while being torn in all directions by the Church of England. After a critically lauded debut in 1990 at London’s National Theatre, Racing Demon went on to earn universal acclaim. More than 20 years later, David Hare’s bold and moving revelations on gay ordination and the doctrine of the priesthood ring more resoundingly than ever.

Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in November 2014.

Director: Rosalind Ayres

Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:

  • Rosie Fellner as Frances Parnell
  • Paul Fox as Ewan Gilmour
  • Jared Harris as Reverend Lionel Espy
  • Jason Hughes as Reverend Tony Ferris
  • Martin Jarvis as Reverend Harry Henderson
  • Christopher Neame as Rt. Reverend Charlie Allen
  • Lesley Nicol as Heather Espy
  • Alan Shearman as Tommy Adair
  • Simon Templeman as Reverend Donald ÒStreakyÓ Bacon
  • Jane Wall as Stella Marr
  • Matthew Wolf as Rt. Reverend Gilbert Heffernan

Associate Producers:

Anna Lyse Erikson, Myke Weiskopf

Recording and Mixing Engineer:

Mark Holden for The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood

Sound Effects Artist: Jeff Gardner    

©1990 David Hare (P)2015 L.A. Theatre Works

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  • Tom(C)
  • 26-08-2016

Religious trash

Do not buy this book. Religious trash based on the Anglican communion and debated by idiots.

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  • Mr M Patel
  • 18-02-2019

Wasn’t expecting a theatre recording, but good

Thought it might be more like a BBC radio adaptation, but this was a recording of a performance in a theatre. Not sure if it’s been adapted so that things you would see on stage are instead mentioned in dialogue, but it was done very well.
Great David Hare work, and as it’s one of his ‘State of the nation’ (ie of their time) plays, i was pleased to have chance to listen it, as it seems unlikely to be restaged soon.

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