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The Garrick Year

In Margaret Drabble’s novel set in a very swinging sixties, Emma Evans is dragged off for a season in rep by her actor husband, and finds more excitement than she bargained for.

A new adaptation of Margaret Drabble's 1964 novel set in a very swinging sixties. Dramatised by Robin Brooks.

Emma Evans is forced to sacrifice a job in television when her actor husband, David, insists on dragging his young family off for a season at a new theatre in the provinces. Emma, dogged by a baby, a toddler and an active conscience, observes the goings-on backstage with a detached amusement, until charismatic director Wyndham comes on the scene.

Soon, she finds herself out of her depth in more ways than one

Emma Evans ….. Melody Grove
David Evans….. Trystan Gravelle
Wyndham Farrar….. Tom Burke
Sophy Brent ….. Georgina Strawson
Michael Fenwick….. Mark Spalding
Mary Summers..... Phoebe Fildes
Pascal / Young Woman ….. Rose Reade
Jimmy / Henry ..... Karan Gill
Flora ….. Rose Shepherd Lewis
Joseph ….. Louis Mason Dedieu

Additional White Devil Actors ..... Richard Bates and Simon Maier

Director / Producer : Fiona McAlpine
Sound Design : Alisdair McGregor
Broadcast Assistant : Sarah Tombling

An Allegra production for BBC Radio 4

57 minutes

Last on

Sun 5 Apr 2020 15:00


  • Sun 5 Apr 2020 15:00

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