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A Sleepwalk on the Severn

Award- winning poet, Alice Oswald's extraordinary evocation of the experience of moonrise over the Severn Estuary. Set to original music by Roger Goula, its subject is moonrise which happens five times in different forms: new moon, half moon, full moon, no moon and moon reborn. Various characters, some living some dead, all based on real people from the Severn catchment, talk towards the moment of moonrise and are changed by it.

Performed by Ron Cook, Sam Dale, Emma Fielding, Tom Goodman-Hill, James Laurenson and Helen Longworth.

Music composed by Roger Goula and performed by the Raven Quartet and Rowland Sutherland.

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

Release date:

45 minutes

Last on

Mon 19 Aug 2013 14:15


Role Contributor
WriterAlice Oswald
PerformerRon Cook
PerformerSam Dale
PerformerEmma Fielding
PerformerTom Goodman-Hill
PerformerJames Laurenson
PerformerHelen Longworth
ProducerGaynor Macfarlane