Kris Hollington's play Scream re-broadcast on Good Friday
27 Mar 2012
Radio 4 are re-broadcasting Kris Hollington’s shortlisted play of the year Scream on Good Friday, 9pm, 6 April.
Written by Kris Hollington and directed by Boz Temple Morris, Scream is a crime caper telling the extraordinary but true story behind the theft of Edvard Munch’s expressionist masterpiece from an Oslo museum in 2004.
Recorded entirely on location in Olso, the cast of SCREAM includes many of Norway’s leading actors.
Oslo police are closing in on the criminal mastermind behind Europe’s largest and most spectacular cash robbery (the gang had blown up a police station as a distraction) when two incompetent criminals burst into the Munch Museum and ask for directions to Norway’s most famous painting. Amazingly, they emerge with The Scream and The Madonna. So begins a high profile and bizarre cat and mouse chase as police attempt to track down the world’s most valuable painting and arrest the robbers. Could it be that the criminal mastermind, David Toska, has commissioned the theft of the Scream simply to divert police resources from the investigation into his cash robbery?
A tale of love, murder, fatal illnesses and a unique chocolate obsession, Scream is a caper tale with added angst -
“We arrive on this earth screaming and we die screaming, screaming inside with the frustration of the shortness of life and the terror of death!”