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Orpheus and Eurydice

Linda Marshall Griffiths re-imagines the myth that has inspired writers and musicians since ancient times. A contemporary story told from Orpheus' viewpoint.

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has inspired poets, painters and musicians since ancient times. Poet Simon Armitage and playwright Linda Marshall Griffiths both re-imagine the tragic tale from different perspectives in two distinct but connected dramas for Radio 4.

Orpheus and Eurydice. His Story. By Linda Marshall Griffiths

Grief-stricken, the young singer Orfeo tries to find his way to his dead wife Eurydice. His path is the way of dreams, fractured memories - a journey into the Underworld to bring back his love from the silence. But is love stronger than death if everything can be destroyed by a backward glance?

With music composed by PJ Harvey

Directed by Nadia Molinari

Orpheus and Eurydice by Linda Marshall Griffiths was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in September 2015 and won the Grand Prix Marulic in 2016.

45 minutes

Last on

Wed 31 May 2017 14:15

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Credits

Role Contributor
Orfeo Nico Mirallegro
Eurydice Emily Taaffe
Apollo Jonathan Keeble
Hades Alexandra Mathie
Police Officer Stephen Fletcher
Young Man Stephen Fletcher
Director Nadia Molinari
Writer Linda Marshall Griffiths

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This programme is part of 4 Stories

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