“Luck of the Draw”, a domestic take on World War 1 by Richard Franklin (Doctor Who), is a full-cast audio adaptation of the stage play, first performed on Sunday November 2nd 2014 at the Charterhouse, London.
This 1 hour exclusive audio drama adaptation is based on letters written from the Front in 1914/15, sent by Lieutenant Cyril Kimber RFO to his family, and the unpublished reminiscences of CSM William Smith, the Norfolk Regiment, who died in 2012 in his 93rd year.
Two lives and two world wars…with two voices they share their personal, and oft-times similar, experiences.
Written by and starring Richard Franklin (much loved in his role of Cpt Mike Yates in Doctor Who).
The original stage production opened in the Great Chamber, Charterhouse, London to a capacity audience of over a hundred and was an outstanding success. The audience was not only deeply touched but also thoroughly challenged by the thoughts, experiences and opinions offered.
About The Production
- NARRATOR: Richard Franklin
- WILLIAM: Robbie Curran
- CYRIL: Oliver Scullion
- WRITTEN BY: Richard Franklin
- DIRECTED BY: Neil Gardner
- ORIGINAL SOUND DESIGN: Dylan Winn-Davies
- AUDIO ADAPTATION/EDITING/PRODUCTION & ADDITIONAL SOUND DESIGN: Neil Gardner
- SCRIPT ASSISTANCE: Scott Handcock
- ORIGINAL MANDOLIN MUSIC: Gabriel Vick
- ADDITIONAL MUSIC: Purple Planet
- ORIGINAL STAGE PRODUCTION: Charterhouse Square Productions
- AUDIO PRODUCTION: Charterhouse Square Productions / Ladbroke Audio Ltd / Spokenworld Audio