With a diversion from Margaret, Jonathon and Nicky escape, moments after Jonathon sees his father grapple with Mr. Gordon and throw him off a bridge. Jonathon and Nicky’s escape by boat has begun…until a sudden clap of thunder brings the Heartsease to a stop. Jonathon tries to restart the engine, but his efforts are met with not just thunder, but lightning that sets the boat aflame. They jump clear before the boat explodes, and find refuge with a couple who moved out of London months ago. As they exchange information aboutwhat they’ve seen, they realize that whatever has caused the world to change was no accident.
written by Anna Home
based on the novels by Peter Dickinson
directed by John Prowse
music by Paddy Kingsland
Cast: Vicky Williams (Nicky), Keith Ashton (Jonathon), Zuleika Robson (Margaret), David Garfield (Mr. Gordon), Jack Watson (Peter), Kenneth Gilbert (Innkeeper), Tom Chadbon (Michael), Merelina Kendall (Mary)
LogBook entry by Earl Green