By Alan Ayckbourn.

Emily, an orphan who lives with Uncle Martin, an avid inventor, has her life disrupted by the arrival of her Aunt Charity and Uncle Lucas and her cousin Clara.

Unbeknown to her uncle Martin, Emily is bullied and mistreated until one night she witnesses a violent and cruel episode.

Desperate to escape she hides in Uncle Martin's latest invention: a Time Machine.

Martin/Bill/Nigel/Chatterton-Brown/Droid 3....Roger Allam

Clara at 12/Minnie/Party Guest/Char Tee....Saskia Butler

Mrs Binns/Mrs Green/Party Guest/Time Keeper....Barbara Dickson

Emily....Sarah Monton

Oscar....Jonjo O'Neill

Charity aged 30/Clara/Droid 1....Liza Sadovy

Lucas aged 34/Lucas aged 88/Droid 2....Malcolm Sinclair

Bob/George/Chauffeur/Vocalist/Guest at party/Ziggi....Tony Timberlake

Woolton/Mr Green/ Guest at party/Hoombean....Nigel Williams

Director Bruce Hyman.

Broadcast Dates

  • 20060826 (Radio 4)