Sarah Woods - News From Nowhere
4 Extra Debut. Will wakes to find he has travelled 100 years into the future, to a post-capitalist London. Stars Ron Cook and Catrin Stewart.
News from Nowhere is a classic piece of futuristic writing, first published in 1890 by artist, designer and socialist William Morris. Its central tenet - that society should refind the value of work and thrive on beauty, rather than consumerism - is timely. This updated drama revisits Morris' vision of a new society for now.
Our Will Guest is a modern day, 21st Century man, travelling from 2016 to a future Utopia. The word utopia comes from the Greek ou-topos, meaning 'no-place' or 'nowhere'. There is uneasy antagonism between Will's 21st Century values and those of 'Nowhere'. But there is also love......Will goes on a time travelling voyage of discovery, finding a new love for society, as well as a woman.
Part of the Dangerous Visions BBC Radio 4 season.
Dramatist Sarah Woods
Producer Polly Thomas
Sound design Nigel Lewis
Production co ordination Lindsay Rees
A BBC Cymru/Wales production for BBC Radio 4.
|Will Guest||Ron Cook|
|Old Hammond||Richard Nichols|
|The Girl||Kristy Philipps|
|Chinese Worker||Crystal Yu|
|Sound Designer||Nigel Lewis|
|Production Coordinator||Lindsay Rees|