Following acclaimed new interpretations of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Midwich Cuckoos, Graeae and NPL join forces once again to present a radical new imagining of Charles’ Dickens classic Little Dorrit for BBC Radio 4, dramatized by April de Angelis and Nicola Werenowska.
Meet Amy Dorrit, a young woman fighting to get through A Level resits, whilst caring for her disabled father and coping with the demands from a varied group of tenants on the same council estate. When the threat of redevelopment looms large, the tenants start to fight for their homes, and Amy finds herself an unexpected leader and out of her depth.
Dickens’ great tale of debt and the social inequities of Victorian London is brought to vivid life and relevance in the 21st century, by an inclusive cast of disabled, learning disabled and non-disabled actors including Audrey Brisson, John Kelly and Liz Carr, making her radio drama debut.
Episode 1: Listen here.
Originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on 30 December 2018.
Episode 2: Listen here.
Originally aired on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 6 January 2019.