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THE INFERNAL MACHINE

Synopsis

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by JEAN COCTEAU with Coral Browne as Jocasta
Albert Finney as Oedipus and Miles Malleson
Catherine Dolan , Heron Carvic
The English version by Carl Wildman edited for radio by Carl Wildmao and H. B. Fortuin
Music by Tristram Cary with special effects by the Radiophonic Workshop
* Listener, wound up here to the full so that the spring will slowly unwind the whole length of a human life, is one of the most perfect machines constructed by the infernal gods for the mathematical destruction of a human being.'
How Oedipus solves the riddle of the Sphinx and through parricide and incest is made to face human destiny in a world which could be ancient Greece or modern Europe.
Characters in order of speaking
Music conducted by the composer
Production by H. B. FORTUIN
DURING THE INTERVAL (9.0-9.10 app.)
Movements from
Andre Jolivet 's Delphic Suite played by an instrumental ensemble directed by the composer on a gramophone record

Contributors

Unknown: Jean Cocteau
Unknown: Coral Browne
Unknown: Albert Finney
Unknown: Miles Malleson
Unknown: Catherine Dolan
Unknown: Heron Carvic
Unknown: Carl Wildman
Unknown: Carl Wildmao
Unknown: H. B. Fortuin
Music By: Tristram Cary
Production By: H. B. Fortuin
Unknown: Andre Jolivet
The Voice: Douglas Storm
The Young Soldier: Nicholas Edmett
The Soldier: Tom Watson
The Captain: John Bryning
Jocasta the Queen, widow of Laius: Coral Browne
Tiresias, a soothsayer, nearly blind: Miles Malleson
The Ghost of Laius, the dead King: Charles Simon
The Sphinx: Catherine Dolan
Anubis, Egyptian god of the dead: Heron Carvic
The Theban Matron: Kathleen Helme
Oedipus, son of Laius: Albert Finney
Creon, brother of Laius: Wilfred Babbage
A Drunk: Julian Somers
The Messenger from Corinth: Keith Buckley
The Shepherd of Laius: Arthur Ridley
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus: Judy Horn

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