FROM OUTSIDE - A Play for Radio - The script
by Frank Johnson and
John Park won first prize
at the London Radio
Playwrights' Festival awards in November 1999.
28th August 2000, 2-3 pm (UK time) on London radio station LBC 1152
AM. Simultaneous Webcast from LBC.
was also available in Real Audio as IRDP's Internet Audio Play during
From Outside is the story of a London family in which the stress of
looking after a severely autistic boy leads to tragedy.
Cast, left to right: Nadine Hanwell, Elizabeth Power, Scott Charles,
Frances Barber, Hannah Edwards, Julie-Ann Gillitt, Rebecca Wicking,
Aden Gillett, Neville Watchurst
IRDP Production © 2000
Frank Johnson and John Park
/ Sound Designer: Tim Crook
Barber - Tessa, Charley's mother
Gillett - Will, Charley's father
Edwards - Bucket, Charley's small sister
Wicking - Zoe, Charley's teenage older sister
Charles - Charley, 10 year-old severely autistic boy
Gillitt - Madri, Restaurateur, Police Officer.
Hanwell - Doctor, Angela, Operator.
Power - Mrs Jillott.
Watchurst - French Priest, Police Officers.
Aden, Frances and Hannah in the studio
of people in the production:
BARBER's recent appearances include: Shiner (2000), Esther
Kahn (2000, as Rivka Kah), Mauvaise Passe (Jessica). Plastic Man (Louise
Fermen), Dalziel and Pascoe - The Wood Beyond (Amanda 'Cap' Marvell),
Still Crazy (Lady in Black), Real Women (Anna), Tea, Photographing
Fairies (Beatrice Templeton), The Ice House (Diana Goode).
GILLETT's recent appearances include: In Defence (2000,
as James Glayzer), The Tenth Kingdom (2000, Viscount Lansky), Wonderful
You (Alan), The Winslow Boy (John Watherstone), Ivanhoe (Robin of
Locksley), The Borrowers (Joe Lender), Under The Lighthouse Dancing
(David), My Good Friend, Silent Witness (DI Lightfoot), The House
of Elliott (Jack Maddox). We also have a
page about Aden Gillett.
CHARLES's appearances include: Shooting Fish (as Samuel),
Bean (Tommy Pewker Jnr), The Bill.
GILLITT's appearances include: A Midsummer Night's Dream
(Titania), To Hear Your Voice Again (Eleanor), The Big Swap (Liz),
Antony and Cleopatra (Cleopatra), Macbeth (Lady Macbeth), Happy Families
(Rebecca and Lynn Sutton), Charlotte's Web (Charlotte), The Comedy
of Errors (Luciana), The Guru (Melanie), A Pageant (Sylvie and Celia).
HANWELL's appearances include: Man Afraid (Miss Murray)
POWER's appearances include: Tale of the Mummy (Mary),
Heart of Darkness, Shoplifted, Hey Mr Producer (1998), Lillie (Ellen
Terry), Juliet Bravo.
WATCHURST's appearances include: Restoration, Clem, The
Bill - Witness (Mr Fox), Writing credits include: The Café.
CROOK's work includes: (director) - Much Like Yourself,
The Kissing Game, Wormwood, To Sleep, The Wizard's Spell, The Sons
of Catholic Gentlemen, Shiver Breathing, Still Stationery, Restless
Farewell, Channel 31. (adaptations) - Heart of Darkness, The Blue
SHANNON's work includes: (director) - In The Cupboard,
The Blue Carbuncle, Daisy, Whose Fault Is It Anyway?, To Hear Your
Voice Again, Shoplifted, Feathers, The Knucker Hole, Blind Spot, Dr
Karpinski's Circus Phenomena, Man Afraid, And This Little Fishy Stayed
From Outside was produced with financial assistance from London
Arts who funded the London Radio Playwrights'
Charley' by John Park
Recording Studio Page
Park Biography Page
Johnson Biography Page
Park's article which was published in The Guardian 23/8/2000