|Acclaimed voice talent Andy Serkis interprets Screwtape with extraordinary skill.|
November 17, 2009. What happens when the voice talent who
portrayed Gollum in The Lord of the Rings takes on
the voice of a senior demon in a full-cast audio
dramatization of CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters?
Find out by watching
this video, which is posted in the Catholic Spiritual Direction blog.
considered a spiritual classic, CS Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters presents
a series of instructional letters from a senior demon to
his nephew, who is learning the art of temptation “in
the field” with a young human. Screwtape’s protegé, named Wormwood,
is responsible for one thing: to drag his victim down
to hell by hook or by crook.
The story itself
is fascinating, full of brilliant insights into human nature and
the psychology of temptation. It is also full of rich
characterization, with Screwtape’s personality emerging in every letter, by turns
wickedly clever, darkly jaded, and keenly manipulative of human weaknesses.
before has this drama been brought to life with such
stunning audio effect. Thanks to Radio Theatre’s cinema-quality sound and
a full-cast dramatization starring the voice talent of Andy Serkis
as Screwtape, Bertie Carvel as Wormwood, Geoffrey Palmer as CS
Lewis, Philip Bird, Roger Hammond, and Laura Michelle Kelly, the
story comes to life with chilling realism, as if Screwtape
were just emerging today from the pit.
|The Screwtape Letters audio drama, produced by Radio Theatre, is now on sale through Circle Press.|
The 4-CD set
also includes a behind-the-scenes DVD documentary and 10 original songs
inspired by the story.
The Screwtape Letters audio drama would make an
exceptional gift for family members and friends who love CS
Lewis or who have yet to discover his works. And
the good news is that Circle Press is now
selling it at a generous discount.
Simply click here and use
the promotional code SCREWTAPE when you proceed to checkout.