SARAH WOODS adaptation of William Morris’ News From Nowhere on the BBC iPlayer

Sarah Woods has adapted William Morris classic utopian novel News From Nowhere for BBC Radio 4. Listen to it in the iPlayer here.

News from Nowhere is a classic piece of futuristic writing, first published in 1890 by artist, designer and socialist William Morris. Its central tenet – that society should refind the value of work and thrive on beauty, rather than consumerism – is timely. This updated drama revisits Morris’ vision of a new society for now.

Our Will Guest is a modern day, 21st Century man, travelling from 2016 to a future Utopia. The word utopia comes from the Greek ou-topos, meaning ‘no-place’ or ‘nowhere’. There is uneasy antagonism between Will’s 21st Century values and those of ‘Nowhere’. But there is also love……Will goes on a time travelling voyage of discovery, finding a new love for society, as well as a woman.