BBC Philharmonic
8 Jan 2016, MediaCityUK, Salford
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BBC Philharmonic Studio Concerts The Kraken Wakes

BBC Philharmonic
The Kraken Wakes
14:30 Fri 8 Jan 2016 BBC Philharmonic
A new radio drama for BBC Radio 4.
A new radio drama for BBC Radio 4.

Concert Information

Join the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Radio 4 for radio drama, The Kraken Wakes. This modern retelling of John Wyndham's 1953 apocalyptic novel, is adapted by crime writer and dramatist Val McDermid and stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Higgins and Richard Harrington.

This is a rare chance to see a radio drama recorded for Radio 4 with a live orchestral accompaniment from the BBC Philharmonic.

Composer Alan Edward Williams has created a brand new orchestral score that will ‘play the part’ of the great sea monster during the performance.

The Kraken Wakes will be recorded as a live performance in two parts. The drama will then be broadcast later in the year on BBC Radio 4.