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The Vital Spark: The Driver's Seat

Beatrice Colin adapts one of Muriel Spark's most gripping and disturbing books. Lise, an enigmatic young woman, travels alone to a European city in search of 'the one'.

Adapted by Beatrice Colin

One of Spark's most gripping and disturbing books.

At the centre of this taut thriller is Lise, an enigmatic young woman travelling alone to a European city in search of "the one".
She seems keen to leave a trail, acquiring a brightly coloured outfit and an equally outlandish set of personas in her encounters with a series of extraordinary and desperate individuals. But as the subject of her search eludes her, her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. We assume that she is seeking a lover but in fact she is searching for the man who will murder her. As the tension builds, The Driver's Seat asks if we are ever truly in control of our own lives.

Directed by Gaynor Macfarlane.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 20 Jan 2018 21:00


Role Contributor
Lise Shauna Macdonald
Narrator Alexandra Mathie
Richard Robert Jack
Bill Robin Laing
Carlo Cesare Taurasi
Mrs Fiedke Georgie Glen
Doorman Alasdair Hankinson
Detective Alasdair Hankinson
Shop Girl Karen Bartke
Cabin Crew Karen Bartke
Author Muriel Spark
Adaptor Beatrice Colin
Director Gaynor Macfarlane


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