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Fiona Shaw, Edward St Aubyn, Under Milk Wood

May 2nd, 2014

Episode 360 of 1302 episodes

The Testament Of Mary, Colm Tóibín's Man Booker-nominated novella, has now been adapted for the theatre - starring Fiona Shaw and directed by Deborah Warner. Fiona Shaw joins Razia to discuss the effort and concentration required for a 100-minute monologue, and the way the production mixes religious and secular aspects. Award winning revenge thriller Blue Ruin tells the story of an American man, Dwight Evans, who is seeking to kill his parents killers. As events unfold Evans, played by Macon Blair, undergoes a transformation from traumatised homeless drop-out to novice assassin. Mark Eccleston reviews. Novelist Edward St Aubyn talks about his new book Lost For Words, a satirical look at the world of literary prizes. And a new BBC and theatre production of Under Milk Wood to mark the centenary of Dylan Thomas' birth which includes contributions from Charlotte Church, Tom Jones and Michael Sheen. Razia Iqbal - Presenter Nicola Holloway - producer Image Credit: Hugo Glendinning.