On Radio 4: South Downs

South Downs, the David Hare play commissioned by Chichester Festival Theatre to accompany a revival of Rattigan’s The Browning Version, was yesterday adapted for Radio 4’s Saturday Drama slot, with the original stage cast giving their all.

Nicholas Farrell and Anna Chancellor lend their names and reputations to the production, but it’s the young cast who make it shine: most particularly Alex Lawther as Blakemore. It’s astonishing that this is his first professional role, but I’m sure it won’t be his last.

Listen to the play on the Radio 4 website, and read my review from when the double bill transferred to the Harold Pinter Theatre. You can also view my photos from the press night party.

Author: Scott Matthewman

Formerly Online Editor and Digital Project Manager for The Stage, creator of the award-winning The Gay Vote politics blog, now a full-time software developer specialising in Ruby, Objective-C and Swift, as well as a part-time critic for Musical Theatre Review, The Reviews Hub and others.