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Three Japanese Gothic Tales

Sunday 26 December 2004 20:00-21:30 (Radio 3)

By Izumi Kyoka.
Dramatised by Georgia Pritchett.

These are adult fairy tales for the Christmas season. Izumi Kyoka is known as the Japanese Edgar Allen Poe. He writes stories that are full of adventure, suspense and surprise as well as great beauty, tenderness and passion.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist:

The Holy Man of Mount Koya

Sakagami ...... Simon Russell Beale
Monk ...... Adrian Scarborough

Wanderer ...... Paul Rhys
Peddler ...... Iain Robertson
Farmer ...... Neil Dudgeon
Woman ...... Lia Williams
Old Man ...... Geoffrey Palmer

A Tale of Three who were Blind

Sakagami ...... Simon Russell Beale
Blind Man ...... Toby Jones
Older Blind Man ...... Geoffrey Palmer
Blind Woman ...... Lia Williams

One Day in Spring

Sakagami ...... Simon Russell Beale
Monk ...... Adrian Scarborough
Wanderer ...... Paul Rhys
Tamawaki Mio ...... Mairead McKinley
Priest ...... Neil Dudgeon
Man ...... Iain Robertson
Lion Boy ...... Oscar Ridley

Director Roxana Silbert
Composer Howard Davidson




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