Spring Storm, by Tennessee Williams

Listen at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00z65gc

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

First broadcast: Sunday 06 March 2011

By Tennessee Williams. A radio adaptation of the Royal and Derngate, Northampton production. Heavenly Critchfield has almost everything a young woman could desire, but when she's forced to decide between respectable suitor Arthur and handsome, wild lover Dick, her actions cause a chain of consequences that tear their lives apart.

Heavenly Critchfield ….. Liz White
Arthur Shannon ….. Michael Malarkey
Dick Miles ….. Michael Thomson
Hertha Neilson ….. Anna Tolputt
Esmeralda Critchfield ….. Jacqueline King
Aunt Lila ….. Joanna Bacon
Mrs Lamphrey/Birdie Schlagmann ….. Janice McKenzie
Henry Adams ….. Gavin Harrison
Oliver Critchfield ….. James Jordan
Ralph ….. Steven France
Mabel ….. Ailish Symons
Music by Jon Nicholls
Directed by Laurie Sansom
Produced by Jeremy Mortimer

Tennessee Williams was born on 26th March, 1911. 'Spring Storm', one of his first plays, was written in 1937, when he was twenty-six. It didn't receive its first production until 1995 in Berkeley. The European Premier took place at the Royal & Derngate Northampton on 15 October 2009, running alongside Beyond the Horizon by Eugene O'Neill. Both productions subsequently transferred to the Royal National Theatre in 2010 to the Cottesloe Theatre. 


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