Silas Marner by George Eliot
dramatised by Richard Cameron
Outcast from the church, community, and closest friends for a crime he did not commit, Silas Marner's trust and faith falls away.
A broken, disillusioned man, exiled, he builds a new faith, that will never let him down: gold.
He weaves his cloths, counts his money, baptises himself with the coins of his new religion.
When tragedy strikes again and all his money is stolen he's bereft and grief stricken.
Then on New Year's Eve a vision of gold flickers before the flames.
Spilling locks are tumbling coins.
For a moment Silas is reunited with his lovely sovereigns.
And then he sees a little child.
SILAS MARNER....George Costigan
SQUIRE -....Terence Wilton
DOLLY -...Deborah McAndrew
AARON (child)....George Herbert
NANCY/MOLLY -....Maeve Larkin
Directed by Pauline Harris.
Silas Marner lives a miserly isolated life, with money as his only company.