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Erotophobe ladette Sammy (24) is unexpectedly thrown on-air under the mononym 'Angelique', where she naively takes on the persona of an audio dominatrix. Set in the late 1990s with ladette culture in full swing, and the pre #metoo assumption that all young women are obsessed with sex, this semi-autobiographical audio drama from Tash Desborough hits…
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Love for Menabilly is an original audio play written by Jo-Ann Challis, exploring the relationship between Daphne Du Maurier and the house she loved.Menabilly is a house with a past, but seemingly no future. Hidden away from prying eyes on a Cornish peninsula, Mena's been abandoned by its owners and left to rot. It's hurting and lonely, and embarra…
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Ruby leaves her beloved, pandemic struck theatre company and takes the long drive back to her father's Devon farm to find him struggling. Ruby has a lot more empathy for her obstinate father's situation than he has for hers, and spends a solid two weeks cleaning the farm house. Searching for a job, she stumbles across the magical Minack Theatre and…
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The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H is a fusion of theatre, opera and in the stage performance, dance, telling the story of music mistress Mary, incarcerated in an asylum for 41 years. Samplers stitched by Mary, on display in the Wakefield Mental Health Museum, inspired writer and composer Red Gray to tell her powerful and tragic tale.…
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Rum Runner Sue, prohibition-era bar owner and skilled amateur detective. Things started to go south that night when a bootleg rum shipment, and the bootlegger, failed to arrive... Starring Billie Jo Konze as Sue, Justin Kapla as Big Ben Taylor, your announcer, and Al from Chicago, Trelawney Erwin as Mary, Jim Yount as Beau and Jeffrey Adams as the …
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A boy with an incurable illness longs to experience peace and solitude on a final adventure. His wish is granted by an online Genie who arranges his dream trip to a place no-one has ever been to before. Yet as Aldo wanders the deserted wetlands of Lithuania, he finds he is not alone after all.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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October 2019: environmental protests are erupting all across London. Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked roads, glued themselves to aeroplanes and banks, and taken over Trafalgar Square. But this isn’t a story about XR. Scattered by movement through and around the protests, five objects go unseen on the city streets, and each has a story t…
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Cake, an audio drama starring Maggie Turner. 73-year-old retired Betty was absolutely overjoyed when she recently became employed as a taste-tester at The Marigold Meadow Organic and Gluten Free Bakery, after answering an advertisement in the Hillingdon Recorder. However, a couple of weeks ago she was given some news that will change everything… MA…
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1101 Wellington Way. New audio drama from Vivian Lermond. A nosey neighbour and a watermain burst brings an unpleasant revelation for the new tenant at Wellington Way in this new play by Vivian Lermond. Performed by Glen Dickson, Karen Fraser and Titch McClean 1101 Wellington Way by Vivian Lermond Vivian is an award-winning playwright who has penne…
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Three audio dramas from Benjamin Peel; in turns funny, light hearted, dark and gently satirical. The Packsaddle Librarian In depression era America, a scheme was set up to deliver books on horseback to isolated remote families of the Appalachia region. A young woman recounts her very first house call to her horse Betsy Girl. The Interrogator A seas…
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Sue is dating. Mostly men with beards. Sue is Tanya’s parole officer. Tanya needs to stay clean. Tanya needs to serve her community sentence by teaching Patricia how to use the internet. Online harm may come to any one of them. Audio Drama with strong language exploring the themes of women and the internet, and intergenerational friendship. Written…
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In Act One of Wild Elusive Butterfly, cargo vessel Turmoil prepares to set sail for the Southern Ocean. Shipowner Daisy Ballantyne and cargo owner Tom Devine negotiate terms and conceal desire. Pregnant Jill and husband Jack explore the limits of marriage. John and Peter enjoy contentment. Primordial spirits feel undervalued, and a tornado is appro…
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The Kiss tells the story of the first interracial kiss on television, between Nichelle Nichols and William Shatner in Star Trek. Recorded live at The Pleasance King Dome at the Edinburgh Festival. In a moment the wall between people of different skin colour began to crumble.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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Ever since he was young, Larry has tried to avoid confrontation. Recently widowed, he tries to be a good father to his son Toby. When Toby is suspended from school for fighting a bully Larry faces a dilemma: how can he be a good father in Toby’s eyes if he doesn’t stand up for him? At the same time his work colleague Sarah faces constant harassment…
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The Ceremony. On a quiet coast lie the seagulls, a distressed ship and the home of a lonely lady and her gardener. Then the quiet is broken by the doorbell, the peace shattered by the past. Starring Jack Bowman, Jenny Runacre and Anthony Sargeant, directed by Prunella Scales.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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The Ballad of C3.3. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. During his imprisonment, he wrote the poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ which was published by Leonard Smithers in 1898 under the name C.3.3 which stood for cell block C, landing 3, cell 3. This e…
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Twenty Six Miles’ is a compelling and amusing drama about Dorando Pietri, the Italian marathon runner, who in the 1908 London Olympics, collapsed as he came into the stadium and was helped over the line. Though deprived of his medal, on appeal by the Americans, Queen Alexandra was so taken by his efforts that she had a special cup made for him.…
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Silver Wedding, by Fiz Marcus. After 25 Years of marriage Barbara is determined to celebrate with a black tie dinner for 60 people at The Metropole. And nobody, but nobody, is going to spoil it for her. A stunning monologue written and performed by Fiz Marcus.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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Seasons. Harold and Joan, an elderly, loving couple, are settling down into retirement for the end of their days together. However, as time moves forward, it soon becomes clear they will be torn apart sooner, and more tragically, than they realise. Timothy West and Prunella Scales star.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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When Patricia visits the grave of her recently deceased husband, Richard, the last thing she expects to find is another grieving woman. Realising she is in the presence of her husband’s mistress, Vanessa, she is suddenly forced to face up to the double blows of bereavement and betrayal. Starring Rula Lenska (Minder) and Jenny Runacre (The Witches, …
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Redder than Roses is an intense intimate drama based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and the French poet Chastelard. No British monarch was more glamorous than Mary Queen of Scots. No one was more spellbound by her than the Pierre de Boscol de Chastelard. But as he yearns for an intimacy impossible given Mary’s position – especially under the w…
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Running to Stand Still is an audio drama about M.E. This is an original 60-minute audio play (with songs), featuring professional actors, with cameos from presenters on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Sky Arts 1, that deals with the illness M.E. as its focal point. It is written by a sufferer and it specifically addresses what happens to…
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Peace and War explores the extraordinary life of Evelyn, who at the start of WW1 went to France to nurse injured soldiers at the Front. Based on the diaries of the author's mother-in-law, Peace and War gives unique insight into the life of a WW1 Nurse.Wireless Theatre Ltd
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Purple Moon is based on the life of Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. Actors Avi Nassa, Andrew Ward and world renowned guitarist Esteban Antonio, who has been playing the guitar since the age of three, combine talents and collaborate to throw dramatic light upon the intense and shocking life of perhaps Spain’s greatest modern poet, Federico Garci…
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When Connie’s beloved husband Jack dies after 27 years of marriage, Connie hopes that her only son Gary will console her. Gary, however, finds that level of commitment a bit, well, too much of a commitment. Connie is left with interfering neighbour Val until Gary’s girlfriend Sandra rings with some unexpected news. Touching audio drama dealing with…
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It’s 1965 and a pregnant Karen and her two children are moving to a new estate. It looks like the future – but what does the future have in store? Spanning six decades, Karen’s Town takes us from 1960′s London, through the turbulent 1980′s, the dawn of a new millennium and back to the present day. Karen’s Town by Michelle Bonnard Written for The Ma…
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Kindred is a two part audio play written by award winning playwright Jaki McCarrick. A very loose interpretation of Euripides’ Electra, set on the Irish border. Recorded on location in stark, vérité style in London, England, the play was shortlisted for the BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition.…
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Two students, Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson and Philip John Noel-Baker, became lifelong friends when they were unexpectedly chosen to represent Britain at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. One became a war hero, awarded the DSO and three Bars and becoming the youngest Brigadier-General in the British Army. The other created the Friends Ambulance U…
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Set in late-Victorian England, this drama explores the tragic effects of Victorian attitudes to homosexuality, and how it affected politicians and artists. These including Oscar Wilde, his lover Bosie and Bosie's brother Francis, personal secretary and rumoured lover to Lord Rosebery and son of the Marquis of Queensberry.…
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Frozen. A dark tale of two very opposing worlds colliding. The effect two total strangers can have on each other when events spiral out of control, when people are thrown together one night by chance. Frozen was Wireless Theatre’s first ever radio drama, recorded back in 2007!Wireless Theatre Ltd
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An ageing, glamorous film star falls in love with a younger man. Now, past her cast-by- date, she agrees to play Lear as a woman simply so she can act once again.Throughout rehearsals, she is confronted by the men in her life – two ex-husbands, two sons and her younger lover. Her only real constant is her relationship with her long time female dres…
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A radio play based on travels abroad relayed by e-mails between the ingenuous first-time traveller and her disillusioned home-bound sister. Culminating in their role-reversal, and the possibility of closure, a tragic end, or a new beginning. Starring Maggie Turner and Robin MillerWireless Theatre Ltd
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1936. The rising danger of fascism is setting Europe ablaze. In England the policy is to keep the peace at all costs. But not everyone believes this is either wise or safe. One such man, Clair, returns home to the midlands with a dark and terrible secret; a secret he cannot keep quiet for long; a secret that becomes a growing danger to himself, his…
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Dream Me a Winter was written for the Old Vic 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala 2006, which saw six selected writers asked to each write a ten minute play from scratch over one night which the casts then have to learn and perform the following evening. starring Tamsin Outhwaite, Patricia Hodge and Adrian Lukis. Strong language and adult themes.…
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Daphnis and Chloe is considered the first ever novel, written around 300BC. Hattie Naylor’s adaptation of Longus’ ancient Greek story of young lovers beset by pirates, and aided by supernatural forces. Performed by 3rd year RADA studentsWireless Theatre Ltd
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In the serene garden of a Devonshire cottage, next door neighbours Kenneth and Barbara while away their twilight years amid cups of tea, bonfires and a nice slice of Madeira cake. Following the funeral of their friend Judith, things are disrupted by the arrival of fellow mourner Jim who opens up a hornets’ nest of secrets that leads to blackmail, r…
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The winning script of our Young Writer’s Competition, The Chicken Salad of a Troubled Mind is set in the deep and murky subconscious of a troubled mind. We follow the footsteps of Sarah as she attempts to lunch with her mum, and bond with her sister, without her innermost thoughts brimming over the edge. The winning script of our young writer's com…
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Blue Sky is a story about faith over fate, love torn by human frailty and a union worth the raising of a final toast – the author’s elegy to the two great competing affairs of a life spent unwisely. Starring the late great John Sessions. "Another superb piece of writing from Nick Brown’s unmissable collection. So much depth and humanity in those su…
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As of 2014 Stephen King's statistics included 66 years. 35,000,000 Words. 180 film and TV adaptations and 79 novels. this is a drama in one act that tells the story of Stephen King and Tabitha King. One unstoppable writer. One inspirational wife. Part of the 'Couples Who Changed the World' series performed live at the Edinburgh Festival.…
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Battle Cries. Audio Drama inspired by the Arab Spring of 2011. Jane Downs has written from a woman's perspective on the Arab Spring, referencing the traditional tribal poetry of pre-Islamic Arabia. Featuring extracts from the Mu’allaqat of Antara – a poem embroidered on a cloth of gold and publicly displayed in Mecca in the 7th century.…
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