Saturday Play – Something Wicked This Way Comes
Saturday 29 October
BBC RADIO 4
It tells the story of the evil that grips the boys' 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.
The carnival is a thrilling and chilling world featuring a mirror maze that reflects a person's older or younger self, depending on their desires, and a magic carousel that leaves its riders a year older when it plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards and with each rotation, but makes them a year younger when it rotates backwards.
Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes is dramatised by Diana Griffiths and stars Theo Gregory as Will and Josef Lindsay as Jim.
Producer/Pauline Harris for the BBC
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