Something Wicked This Way Comes

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

By Ray Bradbury

Dramatised by Diana Griffiths

Will..

Theo Gregory

Jim...

Josef Lindsay

Charlie...

Henry Goodman

Mr.

Dark..

Kenneth Cranham

Coogar/

Lightening rod salesman...

Gerard McDermott

Miss Foley - Barbara Barnes

Dust Witch...

Buffy Davis

Robert..

Taran Stanzler

Young Miss Foley - Amelia Clarkson

JED - Ethan Brooke

Composer - David Paul Jones

Sound - Paul Cargill

Produced/Directed by Pauline Harris

Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight.

These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own).

This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil.

A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.

Dramatisation of Ray Bradbury's Gothic tale about two young boys and an evil circus.

Set in 1960's Illinois this gem of modern Gothic literature is the memorable story of two boys, James Nightshade and William Halloway, and the evil that grips their small Midwestern town with the arrival of a "dark carnival" one Autumn midnight. These two innocents, both aged 13, (Will is born one minute before Halloween, and Jim one minute after) save the souls of the town (as well as their own). This is a vivid variation on the eternal theme of the fight between Good and Evil. A thrilling, chilling, richly kaleidoscopic sound world ensues; a shimmering mirror maze that reflects your older or younger self, depending on your desires, and a magic carousel that plays Chopin's Funeral March forwards - with each rotation you gain a year, and rotating backwards - you get younger.

1961 Illinois: Two young boys experience evil when a 'dark circus' comes to town.