On A Lost Highway [Drama]

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20200905By Ed Thomas

Remi wakes on a road with no memory of who she is or how she got there. A vivid exploration of identity and sanity from one of Wales' best living playwrights.

Rakie Ayola, Richard Harrignton and Sian Phillips DBE lead the cast in this dark, immersive sonic fable about what it means to be human in 2020. It tells the story of Remi who must try to piece together the fragments of her mind, work out who she is… and what went wrong.

Part of Radio 4's season of drama celebrating some of the most significant writers working in radio with 12 original pieces, On a Lost Highway is also the first audio drama production recorded in BBC Wales’ brand new headquarters in Cardiff's Central Square. Back in 1954 Dylan Thomas revolutionised the world of Radio Drama with the inaugural broadcast of Under Milk Wood. Now BBC Wales’ brand new Dylan Thomas Audio Drama Studio aims to take the medium in new and exciting directions. Though it’s been named in honour of the legendary Welsh poet, the studio looks to the future, not the past. The pace of change in audio is fast – podcasting has created a new frontier for audio innovation – and in their new home, BBC Audio Drama Wales aim to continue to push the evolution of the form.

Ed Thomas is a playwright, director and producer whose award winning work has been widely distributed to over 100 countries. Most recently, Ed wrote and co directed On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court in a highly successful co-production with National Theatre Wales starring Rhys Ifans and Rakie Ayola. Ed is the founder and creative director of film and TV production company Fiction Factory and co-creator of the TV series Hinterland. His plays have toured all over the UK, Europe, Australia and South America and translated into more than 10 languages.

Remi.... Rakie Ayola
The Lover.... Richard Harrington
Mother.... Sian Phillips
The Stranger.... Valene Kane
Johnny Grecco.... Ronan Summers

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production

A new audio drama from Ed Thomas - one of Wales' best living playwrights.

Drama from BBC Radio 4