Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos

Breaking new ground in audio and Sign Language, Graeae’s Midwich Cuckoos will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over new year 2017, performed by an inclusive cast of D/deaf, disabled and non-disabled actors including Hermon Berhane, Tyrone Huggins, Cherylee Houston and Alexandra Mathie. 

Jenny Sealey and Polly Thomas co-direct this new version, dramatised from John Wyndham’s 1950s sci-fi classic by award-winning writer Roy Williams.

Accompanying the broadcast on 31 December & 7 January, a silent, signed and text interpretation of the audio drama will be available to watch on the Graeae/BBC Radio 4 websites, telling the story from the perspective of one of the drama’s characters.

Graeae are a force for change in world-class theatre, challenging preconceptions, creatively integrating access and boldly placing D/deaf and disabled artists centre-stage.

Naked Productions Limited is an audio production company, delivering amazing sonic experience and high quality audio, ranging from award winning linear audio programmes to technically complex interactive and immersive audio stories.


Episode 1: 3pm on 31 December 2017
Episode 2: 3pm on 7 January 

  • Zellerby
    Tyrone Huggins
  • Janet/Charge Nurse
    Alexandra Mathie
  • Molly/Anthea
    Cherlyee Houston
  • Michaela (aged 12)
    Annabel Pattison
  • Michaela (aged 18)
    Hermon Berhane
  • Boy Cuckoo (aged 12)
    Jermaine Anderson
  • Girl Cuckoo (aged 12)
    Cassie Campbell
  • Boy Cuckoo (aged 18)
    Adam Ali
  • Girl Cuckoo (aged 18)
    Terri Donovan
  • Doctor/Carl
    Graeme Hawley
  • Neil
    Reuben Johnson
Performance schedule
  • Sunday 31 December 2017 - Sunday 7 January 2018