The Spire

By William Golding.

Dramatised by Gary Brown.

A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.

Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400 ft folly - a new spire to his foundation-less cathedral, coming into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised.

Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.

It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.

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By William Golding.

Dramatised by Gary Brown.

A two part adaptation of Golding's classic novel portraying the struggle between one man and his obsessive ambition.

Dean Jocelin forces up a towering 400 ft folly - a new spire to his foundation-less cathedral, coming into conflict with those around him as every stone is raised.

Set in a stiflingly enclosed world of a Cathedral and it's close, The Spire offers a wonderfully immediate presentation of the processes of medieval building and the physical and emotional experience of the construction of a spire in defiance of physical laws.

It is essentially a story of religious hubris but the image of the spire, which grows higher as Jocelyn's spine crumbles is integral to this theme.

  • chancellor....rob pickavance
  • chancellor....rob pickavance

    jocelin....oliver cotton

  • father adam....lloyd peters
  • father anselm....david fleeshman
  • goody, pangall's wife....Deborah Mcandrew
  • jehan....Deka Walmsley
  • jocelin....oliver cotton
  • pangall....Russell Dixon
  • roger mason, the master builder....john mcardle

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