Glyndwr Edwards's Blog – February 2022 Archive (2)

Gordon of Khartoum-Graig Du Theatre Players

The following post expounds in more detail on the play.

The play tells the story of the final days of General Charles Gordon, the governor of the Sudan, who died during the end of one of the longest sieges in history on 24th January 1885, two days before the British expeditionary force reached Khartoum. The inhabitants of Khartoum were killed by the Mahdist forces; how Gordon died is uncertain because of contradictory eyewitness accounts. His last journal entry, dated…

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Added by Glyndwr Edwards on February 16, 2022 at 17:30 — No Comments

Gordon of Khartoum - Graig Du Theatre Players

The play has been in progress for a few months and will have a rehearsed reading shortly. It tells the story of the last days of General Gordon at Khartoum in 1884 before the inhabitants were massacred by the Mahdist forces on 24th January, 1885; two days before the relief force arrived. It was one of the longest sieges in history. There were few survivors and accounts of how Gordon met his death are contradictory. The play is a form of introspection as Gordon imagines he is speaking with his… Continue

Added by Glyndwr Edwards on February 16, 2022 at 16:08 — No Comments

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