Alice in Wonderland

In 1965 Dirk narrated Alice in Wonderland with a cast including Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, Beryl Reid and Bruce Forsyth.The album was recorded at the Abbey Road Studios and released on EMI’s Music for Pleasure label.

 

Other Recordings

Apart from readings of his own books for audio cassette (see Writer), Dirk also recorded a fund-raising EP, ‘Dirk Bogarde reads “Coventry Verse”’ (Zella Records ZEL EPS 288, 1980). The last of the eight tracks was his own ‘Steel Cathedrals’, in which he substituted ‘Coventry’ for the original ‘Shrewsbury’.

His narration of Tom Stoppard’s libretto for the Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s concert staging of Franz Lehár’s ‘Die Lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow)’, conduced by Franz Welser-Möst, is on a double-CD (EMI 5 55152 2, 1994).

Coventry Verse cover Coventry Verse - tracklisting The Merry Widow cover