Arthur Radio Play Coming To BBC Radio 4  
7th October 2019

In the year of its 50th anniversary Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) has been transformed into an audio drama  by Ray Davies and Olivier-nominated playwright, Paul Sirett.

Like the album, the radio play will tell the story of a close-knit, working-class family torn apart after Ray’s brother-in-law, Arthur, decides to move his family halfway around the world to Australia.

Songs from Arthur will be woven into the narrative and appear throughout the play – some of which have been reworked especially for the adaptation.

Arthur will premiere on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday November 2nd at 2:30pm

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The album Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) is inspired by real-life events. Arthur’s generation returned from war to find Britain’s future in the midst of cultural and social change and political uncertainty, much like today. A play set yesterday about all our tomorrows.” Ray Davies

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