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Something Wicked This Way Comes

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.

1 hour

Last on

Sun 20 Jul 2014 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
WriterDiana Griffiths
DirectorPauline Harris
ProducerPauline Harris
WillTheo Gregory
JimJoseph Lindsay
CharlieHenry Goodman
Mr DarkKenneth Cranham
Mr CoogarGerard McDermott
Lightening rod salesmanGerard McDermott
Miss FoleyBarbara Barnes
Dust WitchBuffy Davis
RobertTaran Stanzler
Young Miss FoleyAmelia Clarkson
JEDEthan Brooke

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