Garrick Year, The [Drama]

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20200405

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

Cast:
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

In Margaret Drabble\u2019s novel an actor\u2019s wife finds life in rep more than she bargained for.

Drama from BBC Radio 4

20200405

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

Cast:
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

In Margaret Drabble\u2019s novel an actor\u2019s wife finds life in rep more than she bargained for.

Drama from BBC Radio 4