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Breaking the Silence

Breaking the Silence by Stephen Poliakoff
Directed by Peter Leslie Wild
BBC Radio 4 16/06/2007
Length 1hr 27mins


Stephen Poliakoff's modern classic, originally staged by the RSC in 1984, is set in post-revolutionary Russia.
A man is obsessed with finding a way of bringing sound to the movies, while his family are forced to adapt to
the changes wrought by the Bolshevik Revolution. "He had his own train, he invented sound recording and he fled Russia with a diamond hidden in a shoe. My grandfather's life just had to be staged"....... Stephen Poliakoff

The Cast[]

  • Eugenia....Juliet Stevenson
  • Polya....Anna Madeley
  • Sasha....Oliver J Hembrough
  • Verkoff....Gary Lewis
  • Guard 1....John Flitcroft
  • Guard 2....Jez Thomas