A Bridge To The Stars



By Henning Mankell

Dramatised by John Retallack

Young Joel, living alone with his lonely father, heads out at night in an icy cold Northern Swedish town to search for a dog he has glimpsed "heading for a star".

He finds new friends, cruelty and a perilous ascent in his winter of discontent and growing up.

Joel Gustafson - Ryan Watson

Older Joel Gustafson - Jack Klaff

Samuel Gustafson - Paul Hilton

Rolf von Swallow...

Toby Graham

Gertrud 'No-Nose'...

Margaret Robertson

Simon Windstorm - Sean Baker

Sara - Alison Pettitt

Otto - Jacob Theato

Director - David Hunter

This icy tale of a young boy's quest for a different sort of life is based on the novel of the same name by Henning Mankell, the celebrated author of the Kurt Wallander detective stories.

Originally dramatised by John Retallack for the National Theatre's CONNECTIONS programme it was subsequently rewritten for radio.

Henning Mankell's tale of an imaginative boy growing up in an icy northern Swedish town.