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The Dark Tower is a radio play by Louis MacNeice. It was first broadcast on the BBC Home Service on 21 January 1946[1]. It is MacNeice's most well-known radio play and is often considered one of the great works of the medium.

Plot[]

A parable.

Cast[]

  • Sergeant-Trumpeter - Harry Hutchinson[2]
  • Gavin - Frank Partington
  • Roland - Cyril Cusack
  • Mother - Olga Lindo
  • Tutor - Mark Dignam
  • Sylvie - Lucille Lisle
  • Blind Peter - Ivor Barnard
  • Soak - Robert Farquharson
  • Steward - Howard Marion-Crawford
  • Neaera - Vera Maxime
  • Ship's Officer - Charles Maunsell
  • Priest - Alexander Sarner
  • Roland's Father - Laidman Browne
  • Parrot - Marjorie Westbury
  • Raven - Stanley Groome
  • Clock Voice - Duncan McIntyre
  • Music composed by Benjamin Britten and conducted by Walter Goehr
  • Directed by Louis MacNeice

Critical Reception[]

References[]

  1. [Drakakis, John (editor). British Radio Drama. Cambridge University Press 1981.]
  2. MacNeice, Louis. The Dark Tower and Other Radio Scripts Faber and Faber 2008
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