The Art of Foot-Binding by Danielle McLaughlin.
A radio version of Danielle McLaughlin’s short story, first published in her collection, Dinosaurs On Other Planets, published by The Stinging Fly press.
The Art of Foot-Binding tells the story of Janice, her husband Philip, and their teenage daughter, Becky. Inspired by a classroom discussion of foot-binding, Becky experiments with the ancient practice at home. Her re-purposing of expensive pillow cases is a torment to her mother, while other ties - between husband, wife and child – are stretched to breaking point.
Donna Anita Nikolaisen (Narrator)
Peter Daly (Voice of the Foot-binding manual)
Fiona Bell (Janice)
Caitriona Ennis (Becky)
Arthur Riordan (Philip)
Kathy Rose O’Brien (Ms Matthews).
Sound Design and Sound Supervision: Mark Dwyer and Damian Chennells
Producer: Kevin Brew
Series Producer: Kevin Reynolds
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1st TX Sunday 27th May 2018