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Under the Loofah Tree by Giles Cooper
Produced by Donald McWhinnie
BBC Third Programme 3 Aug 1958
Duration 40mins

Plot

A simple fable of a man having a bath, but within this framework the author concentrates a pungent assessment of certain contemporary beliefs - a curiously touching but merciless scrutiny of a certain kind of human being. He uses every shorthand device of imaginative radio to paint a man's life, his aspirations, and his will to survive. This is forty-five minutes of highly distilled experience crystallised into a sound - complex: words, rhythms, evocative noises, fused into a kind of musical score which constantly stimulates the ear and the imagination. ....taken from some remarks written by Donald McWhinnie in his introduction to a volume of Giles Cooper's plays, published by the BBC in 1966.

The Cast:

  • Edward Thwaite and Father................Hamilton Dyce
  • Muriel and Mother........................Kathleen Helme
  • Mother and Rory..........................Patricia Hayes

with
Gabriel Wolf
Haydn Jones
John Dearth
John Hollis.

References

http://www.suttonelms.org.uk/GC.HTML

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