Worldplay: Honk if you are Jesus

Honk if You Are Jesus is the first in BBC World Drama’s new “Worldplay” season – an annual season of plays from broadcasters around the world on a shared theme. This year’s theme is Science and the plays come from Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, America and the UK.

Honk If You Are Jesus is based on the novel by Australian author, Peter Goldsworthy and has been adapted for radio by Mike Ladd. It’s a mix of satire, medical fantasy and science fiction which may not be so very far from becoming science fact.

Set at a private university on Australia’s Gold Coast somewhere in the near future, the play tells the story of Mara, a brilliant gynaecologist drawn into the murky waters of cloning and genetic reconstruction.

The play features Celine O’Leary as Mara; Patrick Frost as Pfitzner; Peter Douglas as Tad; Terry Crawford as Scanlon; Roger Newcombe as Schultz; Edwin Hodgeman as Grossman and Melinda Gray as Mary.

The play was also directed and produced by Mike Ladd and is an ABC – Radio National Production from Australia.

58 minutes

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Sun 24 May 2009 22:01 GMT

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