For award-winning, internationally-acclaimed author Rosemary Sutcliff (1920-92). By Anthony Lawton: godson, cousin & literary executor. Rosemary Sutcliff wrote historical fiction, children's literature and books, films, TV & radio, including The Eagle of the Ninth, Sword at Sunset, Song for a Dark Queen, The Mark of the Horse Lord, The Silver Branch, The Lantern Bearers, Dawn Wind, Blue Remembered Hills.
Song for a Dark Queen, the Rosemary Sutcliff award-winning historical novel about Boudicca (Boadicea) was dramatised as a play in 1984 at The Vic Theatre in Newcastle-under-Lyme, adapted and directed by Nigel Bryant. British accordion and concertina player BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year 2010, John Kirkpatrick composed music, songs and dances for it. According to his own website he created an ‘extensive … score of fanfares with battle scenes, love songs and dances, and high ceremonial, and created a whole world of early British ritual, with Pagan carols and stylised fights’.
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Good heavens, someone should pry out the tapes and re-release that! Maybe in the the wake of the “Ninth” film ….?