Part of Contains Strong Language festival
In the year in which we celebrate the centenary of Anthony Burgess’ birth, BBC Radio Drama in collaboration with the BBC Philharmonic, present a UK premiere of his cult novel A Clockwork Orange.
In 1987 Burgess published a dramatisation of his own classic text which included songs and music also written by the Manchester-born novelist and poet. This will be the ﬁrst time Burgess’ Clockwork Orange music has been performed along with the play in the UK.
Commissioned by BBC Radio 3, the radio theatre performance of A Play With Music will also be the second time it has been performed since his death, and the ﬁrst time his songs have ever been broadcast.
BBC Contains Strong Language is presented by Hull UK City of Culture 2017, BBC and Humber Mouth. For more information www.hull2017.co.uk/containsstronglanguage