The Strangers' Will

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A supernatural thriller set in an eerie hotel in the Lake District. Dramatist Dominic Power and award-winning novelist Sarah Hall combine to create a tense, haunting story against the stark backdrop of the Cumbrian landscape. An original drama about obsession, possession and memory. Starring Nigel Lindsay, Emily Raymond and Bryan Dick and with an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Dvorak and Bernard Herrmann to Cumbrian folk and David Bowie, this is a powerful fusion of ghost story, road movie and touching love story.

Cast:

Nigel Lindsay: Charlie

Emily Raymond: Ellie

Bryan Dick: Jonty

Grainne Keenan: Megan

Vera Filatova: Ania/Cat

Jacqueline Pearce: Gwen

Claire Vousden: Dawn

Peter Hamilton Dyer: Stuart/Ian

The director is Lawrence Jackson.

Since her second novel 'The Electric Michaelangelo' was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Sarah Hall has been regarded as one of the most promising and distinctive novelists of her generation. Her other award-winning novels include 'The Carhullan Army' and 'How to Paint a Dead Man' and her most recent book 'The Beautiful Indifference', a collection of short stories, won the coveted Portico Prize.

Dominic Power is Head of Screen Arts at the National Film and Television School, as well as working closely as editor and adaptor with Bristol's Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory; his many radio credits include adaptations of Russell Hoban's 'Riddley Walker', Malcolm Bradbury's 'The History Man', Fielding's 'Joseph Andrews' and Austen's 'Northanger Abbey'.

Sarah Hall and Dominic Power previously worked together on The Carhullan Army for Drama on 3.

A Unique production for BBC Radio 3.