History – Sound Stage

Written by Roy Williams Directed by Ben Occhipinti ★★★★★ It seems never-ending, the continuous cycle of abuse, outrage, action, pity and inevitable forgetting in this country towards the systemic abuse of Black lives. And for families, who told their kids that they were no less British than the rest and yet found that the institutional … Continue reading History – Sound Stage

Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

Written by Roberta Livingston Directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour ★★★★ What’s a thief’s worst nightmare? Dogs, police, alarms, Macaulay Culkin? Or is it running into another thief whilst in the middle of a break-in? Willow and Nicole find themselves in the garden of No. 92, both with quite different intentions for this evening’s activities. They decide … Continue reading Talawa Stories: Pretty Little Thing – BBC Radio 4

Tennis Elbow – Pitlochry Festival Theatre & The Royal Lyceum

Written by John Byrne Directed by Elizabeth Newman ★★★ A linguistical legend within his own right, it’s been a fair few years since the Scottish writer John Byrne has produced a play. In 1977, the debut production of Writer’s Cramp catapulted Byrne into the hall of Scottish cultural nobility. From pen to palette, Tennis Elbow reverses the gender focus … Continue reading Tennis Elbow – Pitlochry Festival Theatre & The Royal Lyceum

GirlPlay – The Space UK

Written by Sarah Richardson Directed by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth ★★★★★ Perplexing though it may be, sex is still a taboo subject for many people. People with ‘cringing’ attitudes towards women’s autonomy, exploration and understanding of their bodies through masturbation, and physical interactions with others.  GirlPlay undresses the ideas of keeping sex and love in the bedroom, moving … Continue reading GirlPlay – The Space UK

A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre

Written by Vivian C. Lermond Directed & Edited by Martin Borley-Cox ★★★ With theatres and rehearsal spaces closed, a firm favourite (audio dramas) have benefitted from a revitalising breath thanks to their accessible nature. Returning with another such drama, award-winning White Cobra presents a family drama centred around the sympathetic experiences and tensions between two … Continue reading A Summer of Spring – White Cobra Theatre