RTÉ Radio 1 Drama On One

Sam and The Animal Man by Claes Johansen

Sam & Sue's relationship leads to a dramatic climax..

22 year old Sam has, according to his mother, the mental age of a boy of 10. His parents keep a strict reign on him despite the fact that Sam is developing the normal sexual urges of a young man his age. His father threatens Sam with incarceration in ‘the little room in the basement’ and it is here that Sam conjures up the ‘Animal Man’ from the play’s title. Sam meets city- girl Sue when she comes to camp in the caravan park where Sam lives with his over-protective parents. The pair strike up a friendship which develops into a more sexual encounter. This union triggers of a chain of events which leads to the dramatic climax of the play.

Sam is played by Ray Scannell
Sue is played by Aileen Mythen
Sam’s Father is Arthur Riordan
Mother is Clare Barrett
Dr Leahy Eamonn Hunt
Mrs Leahy Helen Norton

Sound Supervision Mark McGrath

Written by Claes Johansen

Directed by Gorretti Slavin