The Burning Times

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Written by Helena Thompson.

Esme lives on her own in a condemned block of flats with only her plants for company.

An easy target for the local girl gang who think the 'old witch' is hiding some cash.

Or so thinks Rhiannon as she bursts into Esme's flat to rob her.

Esme is not going to give up so easily and events take a sinister turn as Rhiannon begins to fear that Esme may actually be using Witchcraft after all.

Can words really make stuff happen?

Rhiannon might get hold of the money but with the flat crumbling around them and the gang outside becoming louder and more dangerous, it becomes harder to distinguish who is the victim and who is the bully.

Hayley Carmichael and Danielle Vitalis star in this modern Gothic drama.

It is recorded on location with an electro acoustic sound design reminiscent of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop of the 1960's and 70's.

Cast:

Esme - Hayley Carmichael

Rhiannon - Danielle Vitalis

Joanne - Chloe Watkinson

Other parts played by Alexia Khadime and Joanne Gale

Sound and music by Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques

Producer/Director:

A Boz Temple Morris production for BBC Radio 4.

An 'old witch' has to deal with a teenage intruder in this modern Gothic drama.

Esme lives on her own in a condemned block of flats with only her plants for company. An easy target for the local girl gang who think the 'old witch' is hiding some cash.

Or so thinks Rhiannon as she bursts into Esme's flat to rob her. Esme is not going to give up so easily and events take a sinister turn as Rhiannon begins to fear that Esme may actually be using Witchcraft after all. Can words really make stuff happen?

With the flat crumbling around them and the gang outside becoming louder and more dangerous, it becomes harder to distinguish who is the victim and who is the bully.

Sound and music by

Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques

Written by

Helena Thompson

Produced and directed by Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4.

2011022520130816

Written by Helena Thompson.

Esme lives on her own in a condemned block of flats with only her plants for company.

An easy target for the local girl gang who think the 'old witch' is hiding some cash.

Or so thinks Rhiannon as she bursts into Esme's flat to rob her.

Esme is not going to give up so easily and events take a sinister turn as Rhiannon begins to fear that Esme may actually be using Witchcraft after all.

Can words really make stuff happen?

Rhiannon might get hold of the money but with the flat crumbling around them and the gang outside becoming louder and more dangerous, it becomes harder to distinguish who is the victim and who is the bully.

Hayley Carmichael and Danielle Vitalis star in this modern Gothic drama.

It is recorded on location with an electro acoustic sound design reminiscent of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop of the 1960's and 70's.

Cast:

Esme - Hayley Carmichael

Rhiannon - Danielle Vitalis

Joanne - Chloe Watkinson

Other parts played by Alexia Khadime and Joanne Gale

Sound and music by Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques

Producer/Director:

A Boz Temple Morris production for BBC Radio 4.

An 'old witch' has to deal with a teenage intruder in this modern Gothic drama.

Esme lives on her own in a condemned block of flats with only her plants for company. An easy target for the local girl gang who think the 'old witch' is hiding some cash.

Or so thinks Rhiannon as she bursts into Esme's flat to rob her. Esme is not going to give up so easily and events take a sinister turn as Rhiannon begins to fear that Esme may actually be using Witchcraft after all. Can words really make stuff happen?

With the flat crumbling around them and the gang outside becoming louder and more dangerous, it becomes harder to distinguish who is the victim and who is the bully.

Sound and music by

Alisdair McGregor and Howard Jacques

Written by

Helena Thompson

Produced and directed by Boz Temple-Morris

A Holy Mountain production for BBC Radio 4.