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Director Laurie Sansom discusses Spring Storm

Duration: 04:25

Director Laurie Sansom describes how he came across Tennessee Williams's Spring Storm, his approach to the stage production, and his approach to recording the play for radio.

Heavenly Critchfield ..... Liz White
Arthur Shannon ..... Michael Malarkey
Dick Miles ..... Michael Thomson
Hertha Neilson ..... Anna Tolputt
Esmeralda Critchfield ..... Jacqueline King
Aunt Lila ..... Joanna Bacon
Mrs Lamphrey/Birdie Schlagmann ..... Janice McKenzie
Henry Adams ..... Gavin Harrison
Oliver Critchfield ..... James Jordan
Ralph ..... Steven France
Mabel ..... Ailish Symons
Music by Jon Nicholls
Directed by Laurie Sansom
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer

Tennessee Williams was born on 26th March, 1911. 'Spring Storm', one of his first plays, was written in 1937, when he was twenty-six. It didn't receive its first production until 1995 in Berkeley. The European Premier took place at the Royal & Derngate Northampton on 15 October 2009, running alongside Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill. Both productions subsequently transferred to the Royal National Theatre in 2010 to the Cottesloe Theatre.

Available since: Tue 1 Mar 2011

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Drama on 3 Spring Storm, by Tennessee Williams

Adaptation of Tennessee WIlliams's play, starring Liz White and Michael Malarkey.

First broadcast: 06 Mar 2011

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