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Publisher's Summary

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. 

In The Penny Dreadful’s Present: Hadrian’s Beard, Emperor Hadrian’s instinct is to protect himself and Rome with a wall, but will the locals fall into line? 

Produced by Julia McKenzie.

©2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd (P)2019 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • John Birkhead
  • 06-03-21

Very funny plays

The Penny Dreadfuls are on top form. The different voices set a scene just like a video.

Lots of fun!

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  • Marc
  • 08-04-21

Brilliant

As usual the Penny Dreadfuls don’t let you down and bring three more truly hilarious stories. I wish my history lessons at school were like this.

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  • Aidan Burke
  • 07-03-21

Great fun

Love the Penny Dreadfull's spoof history programmes, great jokes ,great puns great fun
great craic

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  • Lorna Welsh
  • 30-12-20

la carre on fantastic!!

absolutely excellent, great writing and performance really made me laugh. Great chemistry and want to buy the rest now !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-20

fun fun fun

I love the penny dreadfuls! Out of all their parodies I like the "Macbeth Rebothered" the most. The Don Quixote one is also really good.

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  • Lesley Goodman
  • 03-04-20

Absolutely Brilliant

I have now listened to all 3 volumes. Brilliantly written, acted and hilariously funny. I sincerely hope that there will be a volume 4. I will no doubt listen to these volumes over and over again.

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  • mark
  • 10-11-19

Brillant as always!!!

if your a fan of comedy writting you wont be disappointed.
Laugh yourself hoarse then buy the other titles, you won't be disappointed!!