The School For Scandal

  • Radio comedy drama
  • BBC Radio 3
  • 2019
  • 1 episode

A Radio 3 production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan 18th century comedy play. Stars Hugh Bonneville, Joanna Lumley, Roger Allam, Mark Gatiss, Lisa Dillon and more.

Key details

Comedy Drama
BBC Radio 3
Hugh Bonneville, Joanna Lumley, Roger Allam, Mark Gatiss, Lisa Dillon, Susannah Fielding, Martin Jarvis, Nigel Anthony and more
Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis

Rosalind Ayres and Martin Jarvis direct an outstanding company in this brand-new production of Sheridan's surprisingly up-to-date comedy, written by the 27-year-old genius in 1777.

Scandalmonger Lady Sneerwell controls a nest of gossipy vipers: Backbite, Crabtree, Snake, and two-faced Mrs Candour. Young Lady Teazle, bored by her elderly husband Sir Peter, has been lured into the circle too. What's the latest? Which of the young Surface brothers is the good guy, and which the hypocrite? Rakish Charles or admired Joseph? Their Uncle Oliver puts them both to the test. Who deserves to win feisty Maria? Glittering performances. Wonderfully gossipy music specially composed by A-Mnemonic. Loads of wicked laughs in this sparkling new production. Can scandal ever die? Introduced by Ian Hislop.

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 2nd June 2019 at 7:30pm on BBC Radio 3
Episode length
120 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 28th November 2021 at 7:30pm on Radio 3

Share this page