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Wireless Theatre Ltd Audio Drama

Full cast audio drama productions from the award winning Wireless Theatre Company. Look for our other podcasts, or see our full catalogue at wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk

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Love for Menabilly
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 embarrassed by its shabby appearance.
51:44 09/09/22
Open Air
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 the story of it's creator, the inspirational Rowena Cade. A spark of an idea changes everything for Ruby, her father, and their Devon community.
74:17 18/08/22
Rum Runner Sue - A Diamond in the Roughing it
Rum Runner Sue - A Diamond in the Roughing it. A spoiled Minneapolis family lose a priceless diamond brooch while enjoying Sue's hospitality.
44:15 10/06/22
Rum Runner Sue - Ouef is Enough
Rum Runner Sue, prohibition-era bar owner and skilled amateur detective. Sue and Mary are enjoying a rare day off on horseback, until they stumble across an unpopular local in a bad way...
42:35 06/05/22
Rum Runner Sue The Lady And The Lug
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… Rum Runner Sue The Lady And The Lug 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 Mayor. Learn more about Billie Jo at billiejokonze.com Written by Jeffrey Adams. Jeffrey also did the editing, sound effects and music for this episode created with loops from Loopmasters. Some sound effects from The FreeSound Project at Freesound dot org. The Rum Runner Sue logo designed by Ali McQueen. You can see more of Ali’s work on Instagram at taller ‘underscore’ McQueen. This program copyright 2021 by the Icebox Radio Theater which is solely responsible for its content. Partial funding made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and through donations from our wonderful patrons and listeners. More information at iceboxradio.org More detective radio plays
46:22 10/12/21
Ground Up
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 to tell. These unexpected narrators share very different perspectives, looking from the ground up. Looking from the angle of disposable things; gum, glue, chalk; ‘Ground Up’ shows how ‘throwaway’ objects are often grounded in timescales far beyond humankind. ‘Ground Up’ opens up large questions of permanence and purpose, by sharing the stories of small and everyday things. Ground Up by Fiona Glen Fiona Glen is an emerging writer and artist from Edinburgh, based in London. Her writing has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, and she has read at the London Science Museum and galleries across London. Her audio and multi-media projects have recently been commissioned by BBC x ICA New Creatives and Robert Young Antiques. Ground Up Written & Directed by Fiona Glen Produced by Nikta Mohammadi ‘Gum’ – Esme Boggis ‘Teabag’ – Olivia Brady ‘Glue’ – Fiona Glen ‘Moss’ – Greg Esplin ‘Chalk’ – Ellora Torchia Sound Design & Composition by Babak Mirsalari Foley Recording by Kaveh Soori  Script Consultancy by Molly Morphew & James Ireland Ground Up was originally commissioned by BBC New Creatives programme in partnership with the ICA. Many thanks to both organisations, and Arts Council England for funding the production. Top ten audio dramas
18:28 03/12/21
Cake
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…  MAGGIE TURNER IN CAKE Written, Directed & Produced by Simon James Collier, Evcol EntertainmentMusic & Soundscape Design: Zachary Elliott-HattonCo-Producer: Adam DechanelGraphic Design: Clockwork Digital StudiosEngineer: Callum MiramesRecorded at Umbrella Sound, London More Audio Drama “A beautifully written and exquisitely performed piece of theatre”BroadwaytoVegas
46:38 03/12/21
1101 Wellington Way
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 penned more than 100 plays and monologues that have entertained audiences in the US, Mexico, England, Scotland, Canada and Australia. Her full length drama/comedy, Back to Bethlehem (PA), premiered Off Broadway in 2006 at the Manhattan Theatre Club. In addition to her stage plays, Vivian has also written two full lengthscreenplays that were awarded first place in two highly competitive screenwriting contests.She has taught playwriting at a local college and has facilitated playwriting workshops at writing conferences. Vivian has lent her talents to Gallagher Literary, an LA talent management company,where she evaluated pitches and screenplay submissions. She also has freelanced for afilmwriter.com, where she was a script analysis specialist for stage plays.Vivian has been a proud member of The Dramatists Guild since 1998. More audio drama
13:24 10/06/21
The Benjamin Peel Collection
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 seasoned inquisitor tries every trick he knows to extract a confession and ‘turn’ his prisoner. A psychological battle of wits ensues. Retired Upstage Retired actors Ian and Pat wait for the evening meal in their residential home. The Packsaddle Librarian Written by Benjamin PeelPerformed by Karen FraserProduced by Glen DicksonThe Interrogator Written & Produced by Benjamin PeelThe Interrogator – Edward PeelThe Prisoner – Stacey J GoughRecorded at County Linx Studios by Steve Kent Retired Upstage Written and Produced by Benjamin PeelIan – Edward PeelPat – Richard Simpson All music and SFX sourced from free to use sites. Benjamin Peel Benjamin Peel’s play Not a Game for Girls, published by Oberon Books in 2018, has been performed many times. His play The Interrogator was performed as part of the New Short Play Festival at the John Cullum Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors, New York in 2019. The Long Player featured in Ragged Foil’s second podcast season with The Fastest Ever Singer appearing in the same company’s lock down Isolation Sessions. Four audio dramas were commissioned by the online SOfa Fest 2020, produced by Breakwater Theatre Company. Several of Benjamin’s short audio plays have been broadcast as part of Writer’s Block Radio Hour by Super Sound Radio Scotland and the BBC Radio Lincolnshire Upload show. Benjamin wrote the screenplays for the short films The Runner and Silence in the Library both of which were selected for the Fear in the Fens Festivals of 2018 and 2020 respectively. His play Singin’ for Engerland was performed live via Zoom in May 2020 during lock down and presented by Up ‘Ere Productions. In February 2021 a series of Benjamin’s audio dramas featured in the Hastings Virtual Fringe Festival, under the umbrella title The March of the Women. Benjamin’s audio dramas can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/benjaminpeel New Releases
23:46 14/04/21
DELETE Episode 2
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.
45:48 01/10/20
DELETE Episode 1
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 by Nina Millns, starring Saffron Coomber Illona Linthwaite and Balvinder Sopal
44:29 25/09/20
The Kiss
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.
54:35 02/05/20
Turning the Tide
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 from her overbearing boss Robert. Which situation will make him fight back first, or will it be an untimely mix of the two?
61:15 02/05/20
The Ceremony
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.
23:16 02/05/20
The Ballad of C3.3
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 ensured that Wilde’s name – by then notorious – did not appear on the poem’s front cover. It was not commonly known, until the 7th printing in June 1899, that C.3.3 was actually Wilde.
58:45 02/05/20
Silver Wedding
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.
18:11 28/04/20
Seasons
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.
16:23 28/04/20
Shared
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, Jubilee).
44:16 28/04/20
Redder Than Roses
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 watchful eye of the puritanical Earl of Moray – Chastelard is driven to ever more desperate measures. Celebrity stalker? Poet uncompromising in quest of beauty? Decide for yourself, in an intimate drama with all the intensity of Renaissance tragedy recorded live at the Lee Wood Hotel as part of the Buxton Festival.
58:03 27/04/20
Running to Stand Still
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 relationships around an individual who is stricken by the illness and should educate those that don’t know much about this life-threatening condition. For those that have experienced the illness (first or second hand), it’s a story you can empathise with. For those who haven’t, it’s a story you can sympathise with. If you would like to make a donation after listening, the charity is www.investinme.org. Presented by The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group, in association with Wireless Theatre  (supported by BBC Radio Gloucestershire), and in aid of Invest In ME. Running To Stand Still first toured around schools and colleges in 1997, exactly 15 years ago, as well as being performed at an International Conference about the illness it was trying to raise awareness of (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). It also had the distinction of being the first play to be broadcast on BBC Radio Gloucestershire in 1996. This is a charitable endeavour, which sees all profits going to Invest In ME (www.investinme.org); who are fundraising to set up a research centre into the much-misunderstood and life-threatening disease. Actor/Director/Writer and M.E. sufferer, Barnaby Eaton-Jones said: “The script was first written in 1992, which makes this the 20th anniversary of that event. But, a lot has changed since then. It was often sad, very frustrating and constantly bewildering to read so much new research since the play was last performed and find that there isstill prejudice, wrong information and lack of knowledge out there in the general public. Hopefully, this play will play a small part in helping to redress the balance.” Running to Stand Still Starring: Jilly Breeze, Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Dawn Stanley, Rob Leetham, Rowena Perkins The real-life radio personalities and presenters featured were, in alphabetical order…Richard Atkins, Claire Carter, Dominic Cotter, Rachel Darcy, Faye Hatcher, Steve Kitchen and Annie McKie With grateful thanks to Nick Bull and BBC Radio Gloucestershire Script and Songs (Music/Lyrics) by Barnaby Eaton-Jones, Sound, Production and Editing by Steve Bradbury Mastered by David Pickering Pick at FFG,  The musical accompaniment was written and arranged by Paul Arthurs (Bass, Percussion, Additional Guitar), Steve Bradbury (Piano, Hammond Organ, Strings), With Barnaby Eaton-Jones (Guitar) Artwork supplied by Carolyn Edwards and Helen Morris Graphic Design by Scott Bishop at Jump Creative ‘Running To Stand Still’ was produced by Steve Bradbury and directed by Barnaby Eaton-Jones The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group: offstagetheatregroup.com, Barnaby Eaton-Jones: barnabyeatonjones.com FFG: ffg.org.uk, BBC Radio Gloucestershire: 
56:17 27/04/20
Peace and War
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.
88:20 27/04/20
Purple Moon
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 Garcia Lorca. Purple Moon and Federico Garcia Lorca Purple Moon celebrates the genius that Lorca was, 76 years after his assassination by Franco’s facist regime. Avi Nassa wrote Purple Moon because he felt that not enough people know the truth behind Lorca’s work and shocking death, especially new generations. Avi Nassa brings a fresh new approch to Lorca’s work and character. During his research, Nassa was helped with information supplied in the book ‘Lorca Assasination’ by Ian Gibson – and would like to thank Gibson for his fantastic research. Avi Nassa Avi Nassa is the artisic director of Whispering Eyes Theatre Co. Actor, writer and magician, he has worked for the past 30 years in all aspects of the media and was nominated for a BAFTA Award. Avi Nassa would also like to take this opportunity to thank Saul Reichlin for his invaluable assistance in developing Purple Moon. Starring : Andrew Ward and Avi Nassa Avi Nassa whisperingeyes.co.uk Andrew Ward andrewwardactor.com Esteban Antonio estebanantonio.co.uk Browse all audio drama based on true stories | Browse audio drama top ten
49:57 27/04/20
Lie Detector
A suspect is questioned by a secret service agent using sophisticated polygraph equipment with surprising results. Satire, by playwright Peter Yates, starring Mariele Runacre-Temple and Rueben Anderson.
13:18 26/04/20
Laying Ghosts
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 bereavement and grief, set in Britain and Ghana.
49:42 26/04/20
Karen's Town
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 Market Estate Project 2010, Karen’s Town follows the life of resident Karen Frost, which runs in strange parallel to the life of the estate itself. A dramatic, funny and touching story that questions the extent to which the place in which we live, influences and moulds the person we become? And what we can do to fight for change? Starring : Kellie Shirley (EastEnders, In the Long Run, The Office), Caroline Martin, Rachael Chisolm, Martha Swann, Michelle Bonnard, Robin Pearce and Justin Mitchell-Davey. Written By: Michelle Bonnard Edited By: Lester Barry Directed By: Hannah Eidinow CONTAINS SWEARING AND ADULT CONTENT More audio drama
47:14 26/04/20
Kindred - Part Two
A very loose interpretation of Euripides’ Electra, set on the Irish border
31:22 26/04/20
Kindred - Part One
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.
40:33 26/04/20
Jacker and Baker
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 Unit, served in WW1 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
29:38 26/04/20
His Most Obedient Servant
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.
43:25 26/04/20
I Heart Amy
Young widow Amy is moving forward with her life. She has arranged to meet up with Joe, an old ‘friend’ in the hope of reigniting their old spark. Will love blossom at the Christmas market. or will Amy decide to leave the past in the past?
46:46 26/04/20