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The Barber and the Ark is a radio play by Marcia Layne. It was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 05 August 2010, as an installment of the Afternoon Play[1].

The play was nominated for the Richard Imison Memorial Award in 2011.

Plot[]

Issachar has been given an ultimatum by Yvonne, either the dreadlocks go or she does. But the veteran barber he visits has other ideas. Over a bottle of his 'special ingredient roots tonic' the barber shares his dream of discovering the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia. A dream that will change Isaachar's life.

Cast[]

  • Issachar ..... Everal A. Walsh
  • Errol ..... Ram John Holder
  • Yvonne ..... Kay Purcell
  • Malachi ..... Tachia Newall
  • Abdullah ..... Faz Singhateh
  • Directed by Nadia Molinari

Critical Reception[]

"It was a lovely little parable but life is never that tidy..." - Moira Petty, The Stage[2]

References[]

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