Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Carmilla by J Sheridan Le Fanu. Narrated by Louisa Thornton. Chapter 14 - The Meeting

A new podcast from Radio Theatre Group
The Classic Vampire Story -
by J Sheridan Le Fanu
Narrated by Louisa Thornton

Chapter 14 - The Meeting

Listen to or download Chapter 14 using the following link

Carmilla - Chapter 14 - The Meeting

Chapter 15 of Carmilla – Ordeal and Execution - will be available on Thursday 1st May

An excerpt from Chapter 14 of Le Fanu’s novel –

Under a narrow, arched doorway, surmounted by one of those demoniacal
grotesques in which the cynical and ghastly fancy of old Gothic carving
delights, I saw very gladly the beautiful face and figure of Carmilla
enter the shadowy chapel.

I was just about to rise and speak, and nodded smiling, in answer to her
peculiarly engaging smile; when with a cry, the old man by my side
caught up the woodman's hatchet, and started forward. On seeing him a
brutalized change came over her features. It was an instantaneous and
horrible transformation, as she made a crouching step backwards. Before
I could utter a scream, he struck at her with all his force, but she
dived under his blow, and unscathed, caught him in her tiny grasp by the
wrist. He struggled for a moment to release his arm, but his hand
opened, the axe fell to the ground, and the girl was gone.

Introducing, as Laura, the narrator of Carmilla
Louisa Thornton

A talented and versatile performer, Louisa’s theatre credits include lead roles in Sharman McDonald’s When We Were Women, Liz Lochead’s Perfect Days and Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Louisa has also performed in previous productions for Radio Theatre Group, most recently, as the deadly femme fatale Cora Papadakis in The Postman Always Rings Twice and in 2004, as Red Riding Hood in A Company of Wolves.

Louisa can be contacted on Casting Call and on MySpace

Each chapter of Carmilla will be available to download or as a podcast on from the following sources - MySpace, Blogger, Glasgow Theatre Underground and itunes

To contact Radio Theatre Group, please e-mail

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