Private John Ball and his fellow Royal Welch Fusiliers embark for France in December 1915. Six months later, the majority of this band of comrades are killed or wounded at the Battle of the Somme. A new production of this unique prose-poem marks Remembrance Sunday and the 90th anniversary of the outbreak of World War One.
Adapted by Douglas Cleverdon from the memoir by David Jones, described by WH Auden as "the greatest prose-poem in the English language."
Cast features Sian Phillips (Action), Sara McGaughey (Thought), Manon Edwards (Memory), Dorien Thomas (Prologue), Steven Meo (John Ball), Oliver Ryan (Dai Evans), Thomas Arnold (Crower), Rhodri Hugh (Jenkins), Iestyn Jones (Lewis), Simon Ludders (Snell), David Middleton (Quilter), Matthew Morgan (Wastebottom), Carl Prekopp (Clark), Aled Pugh (Watcyn), Keiron Self (Wyatt), Nathan Sussex (Saunders). Directed by Alison Hindel, original music by John Hardy.
In Parenthesis is a 'Drama on 3' production for BBC Radio 3, first broadcast on Sunday 14th November 2004, repeated in 2006.