The Lumber Room
When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seizes his chance for retribution. Stars Ben Tibber and Susan Engel.
When young Nicholas is punished by his aunt, he seeks refuge in the magical lumber room; but when his aunt seeks him in the garden, he can expect retribution.
Saki's fiction famously celebrates the triumph of the "human beast" over the structures of society. Mischief, mayhem and the antic spirit of children are the stuff of his enduring tales of English life.
Stars Susan Engel as the Aunt, Ben Tibber as Nicholas and Alex Tregear as Agatha.
Five Tales by Saki (HH Munro), dramatised by Roger Davenport.
Director: Ned Chaillet
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2005.