David Reed

The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 3
  • The Penny Dreadfuls: Volume 3

    • David Reed

    • Mark Heap (Read by)

    • Miles Jupp (Read by)

    • Sylvester McCoy (Read by)

    • Amanda Abbington (Read by)

    • Thom Tuck (Read by)

    • Humphrey Ker (Read by)

    • David Reed (Read by)

    • Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    In these riotous revisionist plays, The Penny Dreadfuls present alternative takes on three icons, ably assisted by guests including Miles Jupp, Mark Heap, Margaret Cabourn-Smith, Amanda Abbington and Sylvester McCoy.

    In The Penny Dreadful’s Present: Le Carré on Spying, we follow David Cornwell’s (Le Carré’s real name) desperate efforts to uncover the latest mole in the secret service. John F Kennedy's official visit to Berlin looms and the pressure is on to get to the truth.

    In The Penny Dreadful’s Present: Don Quixote, Cervantes' mighty tome has been condensed into an hour's entertainment. Join peasant Sancho and the man who thinks he's a Knight, locked in a quest to save those who don't want saving and unravel enchantments which may or may not only exist in their minds.

    The Penny Dreadful’s Present: Hadrian’s Beard, Emperor Hadrian’s instinct is to protect himself and Rome with a wall across England, but if he does build one won't the locals just go around it in little boats?

    Cast and crew

    Le Carré on Spying
    David Cromwell…Miles Jupp
    Narrator…Mark Heap
    Lizbeth / Mrs M…Margaret Cabourn-Smith
    All other roles...The Penny Dreadfuls: Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck

    Don Quixote
    Narrator…Amanda Abbington
    Don Quixote…Sylvester McCoy
    Sancho Panza …Thom Thuk

    Hadrian's Beard
    Emperor Hadrian...Tony Gardner
    Queen Bridget...Mina Anwar
    All other roles...The Penny Dreadfuls: Humphrey Ker, David Reed and Thom Tuck, with Margaret Cabourn-Smith.

    Written by David Reed
    Produced by Julia McKenzie
    A BBC Studios Production

Humphrey Ker is an Edinburgh Comedy Award-winning British actor, writer and comedian. David Reed is a British actor, writer and comedian. Thom Tuck is a British actor and comedian nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.