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    • Macbeth

    • By: William Shakespeare
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Joanne Whalley, Josh Cooke, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Infamously known as the cursed Scottish play, Macbeth is perhaps Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. When General Macbeth is foretold by three witches that he will one day be King of Scotland, Lady Macbeth convinces him to get rid of anyone who could stand in his way – including committing regicide. As Macbeth ascends to the throne through bloody murder, he becomes a tyrant consumed by fear and paranoia.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • argh American accents!!

    • By Silvernin on 05-12-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • The Oscar Wilde Collection

    • By: Oscar Wilde
    • Narrated by: James Marsters, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Molina, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature: Lady Windermere's Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest, all featuring star-studded casts with the likes of Jacqueline Bisset, Miriam Margolyes, James Marsters, Alfred Molina, Roger Rees, Yeardley Smith, Eric Stoltz, and many more. This audio also includes a chilling dramatization of Wilde's sole novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good old Oscar

    • By sue tid on 17-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • The Crucible

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Stacy Keach, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 47

    In the rigid theocracy of Salem, Massachusetts, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town. In the ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor, The Crucible mirrors the anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Food for thought

    • By EvaGM on 16-02-15

    Regular price: £6.59

    • A Doll House

    • By: Henrik Ibsen
    • Narrated by: Calista Flockhart, Tony Abatemarco, Tim Dekay, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    A new recording of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, starring Calista Flockhart. Nora Helmer has everything a young housewife could want: beautiful children, an adoring husband, and a bright future. But when a carelessly buried secret rises from the past, Nora’s well-calibrated domestic ideal starts to crumble. Ibsen’s play is as fresh today as it was when it first stormed the stages of 19th-century Europe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable performance

    • By Ali on 18-01-18

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Once Upon a Time

    • By: Nadine Gordimer
    • Narrated by: Alex Kingston
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Once Upon a Time by Nadine Gordimer is anything but a fairy tale. It’s more of a dystopian fantasy - with overtones of the racial inequality in Gordimer’s native South Africa. Read by Alex Kingston.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Pack of Lies

    • By: Hugh Whitemore
    • Narrated by: full cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Actual events during the Cold War inspired this thriller that takes place in a suburb of London during the autumn and winter of 1960-1961. Loyalty, duty, and friendship collide when the Jacksons slowly discover the Krogers, their neighbors and cherished friends, are not what they appear. A gripping play that may leave you wondering exactly what it is those nice people next door are really up to.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Dracula (Dramatized)

    • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Morey
    • Narrated by: David Selby, John Glover, Simon Templeman, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Before Twilight and True Blood, only one vampire commanded “the children of the night.” In this blood-thirsty tale of unholy terror, Count Dracula slips into Victorian London with a cargo of his native Transylvanian soil - so he can rest between victims. The city seems helpless against his frightful power, and only one man, Dr. Van Helsing, can stop the carnage. But to do this, he must uncover the vampire’s lair and pierce his heart with a wooden stake. Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in May, 2011.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Arcadia

    • By: Tom Stoppard
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton, Mark Capri, Jennifer Dundas, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia merges science with human concerns and ideals, examining the universe’s influence in our everyday lives and ultimate fates through relationship between past and present, order and disorder and the certainty of knowledge. Set in an English country house in the year 1809-1812 and 1989, the play examines the lives of two modern scholars and the house's current residents with the lives of those who lived there 180 years earlier.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult subject matter, and a bit mis-cast.

    • By Dr. M. on 05-09-14

    Regular price: £6.79

    • American Buffalo

    • By: David Mamet
    • Narrated by: Rich Hutchman, Josh Stamberg, Maurice Williams
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    David Mamet's gift for storytelling and forging poetry from both the plain-spoken and profane turns an ill-conceived scheme to steal a rare coin into a triumph of dramatic art. In a junk shop, three men of different generations plan their heist. But their fates, like the nickel's worn image of the beleaguered buffalo, may have been sealed long ago.

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The George Bernard Shaw Collection

    • By: George Bernard Shaw
    • Narrated by: Shirley Knight, Anne Heche, JoBeth Williams, and others
    • Length: 13 hrs and 3 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Eight of George Bernard Shaw's most memorable plays in one splendid collection: Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Arms and the Man, Candida, The Devil’s Disciple, Major Barbara, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Misalliance, and Pygmalion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good collection, good acting

    • By muovikassi88 on 08-06-17

    Regular price: £18.79

    • Man of the Moment

    • By: Alan Ayckbourn
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Jane Carr, Kenneth Danziger, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The price of accidental fame is hashed out in this comedy about a famous bank robber and the clerk who foiled his biggest heist. Ayckbourn’s 1988 play anticipates the popularity - and absurdity - of reality TV. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Rosalind Ayres as Jill Rillington; Jane Carr as Trudy Parks; Kenneth Danziger as Douglas Beechey; Martin Jarvis as Vic Parks; Ian Oglivy as Kenny Collins; and Yeardley Smith as Sharon Giffin. Directed by Robert Robinson. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, California in February, 1994.

    Regular price: £5.39

    • Kindertransport

    • By: Diane Samuels
    • Narrated by: Hugo Armstrong, Shannon Lee Clair, Jane Kaczmarek, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    Diane Samuels' play about families, secrets and survival takes us to the days of the impending Holocaust. As conditions deteriorated in Germany in the 1930s, many tried in vain to escape. But thanks to a British humanitarian effort, about 10,000 Jewish children from Germany and neighboring countries were relocated to live with families in the United Kingdom, while their parents stayed behind. This passage to freedom became known as Kindertransport. The audio drama stars Jane Kaczmarek and Susan Sullivan, and includes a conversation with Kindertransport survivor Hilda Fogelson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NOT ONE I WANT TO LISTEN TO AGAIN too SOON

    • By Highlight on 04-07-17

    Regular price: £4.79

    • A View from the Bridge

    • By: Arthur Miller
    • Narrated by: Mary McDonnell, Harry Hamlin, Amy Pietz, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    Italian-American immigrant life in the 1950s textures this searing drama of love and revenge. Longshoreman Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife, Beatrice, and to his niece, Catherine. When Beatrice's impoverished Sicilian cousins enter the U.S. illegally in the hope of finding work, Eddie gives them a helping hand. But when Catherine and one of her cousins fall in love, Eddie's affection for his niece turns into obsession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fine production

    • By Ka-Wai on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Blue/Orange

    • By: Joe Penhall
    • Narrated by: Teagle F. Bougere, Matt Letscher, Daniel Davis
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Winner of the 2001 Olivier Award for Best New Play, Blue/Orange sets the stage for a clash of wills between two psychiatrists: one is a new, inexperienced doctor just starting out, the other is his well-established mentor. The diagnosis and treatment of a young black man named Chris, who claims to be the son of African dictator Idi Amin, sparks a conflict between the two doctors. As Chris becomes a pawn in their battle, listeners are left wondering who, if anyone, is sane in this dark, edgy comedy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Worth a listen

    • By Anonymous User on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £6.59

    • The Mountaintop

    • By: Katori Hall
    • Narrated by: Aja Naomi King, Larry Powell
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his room at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. What happened inside room 306 on the evening of April 3 is the subject of Katori Hall's The Mountaintop. Hours after King's final speech, punctuated by his immortal line "I've been to the mountaintop", the celebrated reverend forms an unlikely friendship with a motel maid as they talk into the early hours of what will be his final day.

    Regular price: £4.59

    • The Road to Mecca

    • By: Athol Fugard
    • Narrated by: Amy Irving, Julie Harris, Harris Yulin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    When her husband dies, aging Miss Helen begins to fill her home in the remote South African bush with strange sculptures made from beer cans and old headlights. A local clergyman and a young woman visitor try to decide whether Miss Helen's peculiar art is an outpouring of creativity or an outbreak of madness.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deep, meaningful work of art, marred slightly...

    • By Jean-Pierre Fouché on 16-10-17

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Motherf--ker with the Hat

    • By: Stephen Adly Guirgis
    • Narrated by: Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Addiction, pain, and explosive tempers are not exactly what you’d call the ingredients for a side-splitting comedy. Yet Steven Adly Guiguis has created a profane, hilarious masterpiece that earned a “hatful” of theatrical accolades in 2011, including a Drama Desk award for Outstanding Actor in a Play for Bobby Cannavale. Stars the original Broadway cast: Chris Rock, Bobby Canavale, Annabella Sciorra, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Yul Vazquez.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emotional Rollercoaster

    • By mollymoon1 on 15-01-15

    Regular price: £4.79

    • Five Short Stories by Women

    • By: Joyce Carol Oates, Amy Hempel, Rebecca Lee, and others
    • Narrated by: Emily Bergl, Lynn Collins, Sarah Drew, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    L.A. Theatre Works presents Five Short Stories by Women, a quintet of tales from some of America’s most distinguished female authors.

    Regular price: £0.00

    • The Writing Game

    • By: David Lodge
    • Narrated by: Ian Abercrombie, Michael Brandon, Christine Estabrook, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In a rickety, converted 17th-century farmhouse in Dorset, England, a group of authors teaches a creative writing seminar. One of them - a brash American novelist - finds he's got more to learn about writing and romance than he ever dreamed possible. An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring Ian Abercrombie as Jeremy Dean, Michael Brandon as Leo Rapkin, Christine Estabrook as Maude Locket, Jeremy Geidt as Henry Locket, David Hunt as Simon St. Clair, and Melanie van Betten as Penny Seawell.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ok

    • By rob y on 21-01-18

    Regular price: £4.79

    • The Physicists

    • By: Friedrich Durrenmatt
    • Narrated by: Bruce Davison, John de Lancie, Harry Groener, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Johann Mobius, the world’s greatest physicist, is locked away in a madhouse along with two other scientists. Why? Because he is haunted by recurring visions of King Solomon, and the other two are convinced they are Einstein and Newton. But are these three actually mad? Or are they playing a murdererous game with the world at stake?

    Regular price: £6.79

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