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Like an Angel Passing through My Room

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 16 February 2011

This is a story about love. The unconditional love of a devoted fan. At a party Christopher Green meets Anni-Frid Lyngstad aka Frida from Abba. He is the after dinner entertainment. She is a party guest. What starts as a 'I'm your biggest fan' conversation turns into a long chat about the nature of loving someone you've never met. From Olivier award-winning writer Christopher Green.

This is a project several years in the making; what started as an upbeat reflection on fame and the notion of being a fan, developed into a meditation on the communication between two people and coping with the blows life deals. Green's partner died shortly after recording the interview with Frida, in which they talked about her long recovery from the death of her husband in 1999. This play is deeply personal and reflective but with a firmly comic sensibility. The journey takes in life and death, and some of the territory in between, with a heavy emphasis on pop music.

Christopher Green's work is shamelessly entertaining: from the political bite of country music icon Tina C (star of four Radio 4 comedy series), and Ida Barr (star of Radio 4's Artificial Hip Hop) to commissions from the RSC, the British Library, the Tate gallery, the V&A, the Science Museum and the Barbican.

  • Chris meets special guest Frida

    Chris meets special guest Frida

  • Chris and Frieda recording in Bush House, London.

    Chris and Frieda recording in Bush House, London.

  • Frida in Bush House

    Frida in Bush House

Credits

Writer
Christopher Green
Himself
Christopher Green
Herself
Anni-Frid Lyngstad
Actor
Lloyd Thomas
Acterss
Leah Brotherhead
Director
Claire Grove

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