Eurydice and Orpheus. Her story by Simon Armitage

bookshelves: autumn-2015, radio-4, play-dramatisation, mythology, music, gardening, published-2015, recreational-drugs

Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Laura
Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners
Read from September 18 to 23, 2015

Description: Sanna is a lab technician in a seed vault at a university. She stores and tends to seeds from flowers and trees from all over the world . She mostly loves the flowers …Coltsfoot, Early Star of Bethlehem, Lady’s Bedstraw, Farewell to Spring, Eyebright, Forget-me-not …

She’s had her eye on a busking musician she passes on her way home from work in the subway . One evening, on a whim, she stops to talk . They quickly become close and fall in love. Sanna persuades Zak to turn his back on a life of drugs and crime. Having survived withdrawal, this gifted musician picks up a harp and discovers that he has an overwhelming natural talent, one that will have a deep, irreversible effect on both their lives.

Opening quote is from Ovid. Opening busking is Zak playing Ziggy Huzzah!

Neil Gaiman explores the intricacies of the Orpheus myth, the timeless story of art’s place in trying to recover the dead.

Sanna Claire Price
Zak Bryan Dick
Richard Jonathan Keeble
Announcer Jonathan Keeble
Gill Alexandra Mathie
Woman Alexandra Mathie
Doctor Stephen Fletcher
DJ Stephen Fletcher


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