Graeae's Midwich Cuckoos

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0120171231

Bold new version of John Wyndham's science fiction classic.

A bold new version of John Wyndham's science fiction classic by Graeae, a disabled led theatre company.

Jenny Sealey, Graeae artistic director, has her own understanding of The Midwich Cuckoos, based on growing up feeling different and has cast deaf and disabled actors who also identify with the Cuckoos and what it is to be 'other' in society.

While being faithful to the original, this production brings a new sensitivity to the iconic novel, trying to grapple with the complexity of difference.

This brave modernisation is by award winning writer Roy Williams, with original music from composer Oliver Vibrans.

Episode 1
Professor Zellerby and his 8 year old daughter Michaela survive the strange blackout of Midwich one afternoon in September 2009. Nine months later, some extraordinary children are born. Zellerby starts tracking their amazing development, secretly reporting on them to concerned government authorities. Michaela finds herself caught between her difficult relationship with her father, and the Cuckoo children who immediately learn to sign and therefore communicate with her better than her own father.

Composer....Oliver Vibrans
Co-directors....Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey
Producer/Sound designer....Eloise Whitmore
Studio engineer....Lee Aston
Shadow writer....Amy Bethan Evans
BSL interpreters....Ruth Andrews, Beverley Roberts, Tony Redshaw
Production coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Joby Waldman

A Naked Productions/Graeae Theatre co-production for BBC Radio 4.

0220180107

As the Cuckoos' powers grow, so fears grow for their safety and the safety of others.

A bold new version of John Wyndham's science fiction classic by Graeae, a disabled led theatre company.

Jenny Sealey, Graeae's artistic director, has her own understanding of The Midwich Cuckoos, based on growing up feeling different and has cast deaf and disabled actors who also identify with the Cuckoos and what it is to be 'other' in society.

While being faithful to the original, this production brings a new sensitivity to the iconic novel, trying to grapple with the complexity of difference.

This brave modernisation is by award winning writer Roy Williams, with original music from composer Oliver Vibrans.

Episode 2
As the Cuckoos' extraordinary powers grow, so fears grow for their and the safety of others. Michaela is increasingly at loggerheads with her father over how to deal with the Cuckoos, as the stakes get higher.

Composer.....................................Oliver Vibrans
Co-directors...................................Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey
Sound designer/Producer.................... Eloise Whitmore
Studio engineer...............................Lee Aston
Shadow writer................................Amy Bethan Evans
BSL interpreters..............................Ruth Andrews, Beverley Roberts, Tony Redshaw
Production coordinator.....................Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer..........................Joby Waldman

A Naked Productions/Graeae Theatre co-production for BBC Radio 4.

0220180107

As the Cuckoos' powers grow, so fears grow for their safety and the safety of others.

A bold new version of John Wyndham's science fiction classic by Graeae, a disabled led theatre company.

Jenny Sealey, Graeae's artistic director, has her own understanding of The Midwich Cuckoos, based on growing up feeling different and has cast deaf and disabled actors who also identify with the Cuckoos and what it is to be 'other' in society.

While being faithful to the original, this production brings a new sensitivity to the iconic novel, trying to grapple with the complexity of difference.

This brave modernisation is by award winning writer Roy Williams, with original music from composer Oliver Vibrans.

Episode 2
As the Cuckoos' extraordinary powers grow, so fears grow for their and the safety of others. Michaela is increasingly at loggerheads with her father over how to deal with the Cuckoos, as the stakes get higher.

Composer....Oliver Vibrans
Co-directors....Polly Thomas and Jenny Sealey
Sound designer/Producer....Eloise Whitmore
Studio engineer....Lee Aston
Shadow writer....Amy Bethan Evans
BSL interpreters....Ruth Andrews, Beverley Roberts, Tony Redshaw
Production coordinator....Sarah Kenny
Executive Producer....Joby Waldman

A Naked Productions/Graeae Theatre co-production for BBC Radio 4.