About Headcrash


Many years ago I saw a play listed on Radio 3 which sounded vaguely interesting. It just so happened that I had something on at the time, so rather than listen to the play I taped it. And boy was I glad I did. That play was Headcrash - one of the best and most original plays ever broadcast by the BBC ( well apart from The Flipside of Dominick Hide - but that was on the telly).

The play was written by Michael Wall in 1986 but not broadcast until 1993 (July I think), two years after Michaels death. To my knowledge it has been only broadcast the once.

So what is it about? Its set in some dystopian future where Boy drives through the landscape shooting pedestrians and skaters and being attacked by rats. Boy in joined by Yuka, played by Toyah Willcox , and is in search of his mother. But is everything what it seems? Is this happening in real life, in cyberspace, or is it all just a computer game.

With a stunning soundtrack and an amazing atmosphere, this is a unique and haunting play.

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