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Something Wicked This Way Comes

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 29 October 2011

Something Wicked This Way Comes
By Ray Bradbury
Dramatised by Diana Griffiths

Composer ..... David Paul Jones
Sound ..... Paul Cargill
Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.


Diana Griffiths
Pauline Harris
Pauline Harris
Theo Gregory
Joseph Lindsay
Henry Goodman
Mr Dark
Kenneth Cranham
Mr Coogar
Gerard McDermott
Lightening rod salesman
Gerard McDermott
Miss Foley
Barbara Barnes
Dust Witch
Buffy Davis
Taran Stanzler
Young Miss Foley
Amelia Clarkson
Ethan Brooke


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