Time To Dance, A [Drama]


DRAMA20191225Dramatist Lucy Gannon invites us into her retelling of the Christmas tale, a story which surprised her in the writing. While she was expecting the gentle story we all know, she instead discovered something altogether different.

In ‘A Time to Dance' we meet two helpless people facing an uncertain future… and an unexpected stranger - an elderly shepherd, who has carried guilt and grief for a lifetime.

Starring Nikesh Patel (Indian Summers; Four Weddings) as Joseph, and Karl Johnson (Mum; Hot Fuzz) as Isaac.

Lucy Gannon's numerous credits range from Soldier, Soldier and Bramwell to Dad, Lewis, Frankie, The Best of Men and The Children, not to mention a host of theatre and radio credits. She was awarded the MBE for services to drama in 1996. Her R4 drama Fat Little Thing won the Writers' Guild award for best radio drama in 2017.

Written by Lucy Gannon
Produced and Directed by Allegra McIlroy

Isaac ….. Karl Johnson
Joseph ….. Nikesh Patel
Mary….. Scarlett Courtney
The Narrator - Jessica Turner
Heli ….. Clive Hayward
Ben ….. Will Kirk
Sam….. Greg Jones
Angel….. Shaun Mason
Innkeeper's wife ….. Lucy Reynolds

Sound design ….. David Chilton

A Time to Dance is a BBC NI Production

A retelling of the Christmas story from TV dramatist Lucy Gannon.

Drama from BBC Radio 4