Joseph Conrad Heart Of Darkness 2021

(5 stars; 1 reviews)

Heart of Darkness First broadcast: Sun 17th Jan 2021, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 LW By Joseph Conrad Adapted by Anita Sullivan A new adaptation of Conrad’s classic novel, reimagining it for the 21st Century. Maya is an environmental scientist, sent into the heart of the Congo Rainforest after contact is lost with a research team. But what was the nature of their research? And what has become of their charismatic team leader – Kurtz. Maya…. Georgia Henshaw Leon…. Peter Bankole Blaise…. Jude Akuwudike Daisy…. Ashleigh Haddad Kurtz…. Stephen Hogan The Commissioner…. Steve Toussaint Script Consultant…. Ange Kasongo Lingala Consultant…. Tracey Nyemba Produced and Directed by James Robinson, BBC Cardiff Sound design by Nigel Lewis A BBC Cymru Wales Production 'We trust you will recognise what is important. What must be saved.’ Conrad's classic, reimagined as a 21st Century, immersive audio thriller. Award-winning radio dramatist, Anita Sullivan, reshapes the story for a world of deforestation and climate catastrophe. Present day Democratic Republic of Congo. Maya, an Environmental Impact Assessor, is head-hunted by an investment company. She is sent to an research station far up river to retrieve a report into the 'quality and diversity' of an area of rainforest. At the end of the river the outspoken ecologist Kurtz. Has he sold his soul to the corporation? Is he trying to save the world?  Can he even save himself?

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


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excellent modern adaptation

(5 stars)

was not disappointed. 💜👍 ( it was really well written, and acted! )