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The Religious Drama Society of Great Britain

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An approach to drama

Radius drama explores faith and also asks more open-ended questions about the meaning of our lives. The Radius Script Collection offers some outstanding plays on religious themes, many of them designed to be performed at Christmas or Easter, and it also includes plays on serious topics which do not explicitly mention religion but which prompt the audience to look for their own answers.

Easter Diaries by Nick Warburton

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra over Easter 2012, this is a collection of seven short monologues spoken by The Man in the Temple, the Disciples John and Peter, Herod Antipas, Mary, The Thief’s Sister and Mary Magdalene. The monologues can be adapted for stage or church use and could be presented as a single performance or as individual pieces.

Cinema streamings

Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies


National Theatre: 

Salome , 22 June

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it. According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written,

not so much a poem, but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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Membership – click here to join via

the Radius shop.  Full membership costs

£20 per annum, £10 for students.


Radius has an extensive collection of

plays in copiable form. Click here for

further information.


Anna Wheeler's blog

Anna's blog discusses issues in theatre and theology that will be of real interest to other Radius members.


Follow the link here to read her latest entry and to catch up with a substantial archive of earlier reviews.

Radius's Easter plays include several new plays and adaptations from award-winning radio dramas, together with other favourites. Info here

Available in the shop now

The Summoning of Everyman: a modern version

by Les Ellison. Read the review of it here.


You may also be interested in Sacred Spaces

by Les Ellison, Nick Warburton and James Lark.

A year in the life of a church community: nine short dramas.

Julian of Norwich

2016 Centenary


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In memory of Kathleen Hall

We are sad to announce the death of Dr Kathleen Hall, who was Radius Treasurer for many years. Radius is one of several charities to which donations are invited in Kathleen’s memory. Please send a cheque payable to Radius to the Treasurer at 4 Carpenter Avenue, Llandudno LL30 1YW, enclosing your address or email.

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Why not celebrate the 600th anniversary of the death of Julian of Norwich with a performance of Radius’s award-winning script Cell Talk by Dana Bagshaw? Cell Talk is a duologue between Julian and the younger mystical writer Margery Kempe, thirty years younger than Julian and a source of scandal in her lifetime.


It is known that the two did meet a few years before Julian’s death, and in the play Margery receives advice from Julian about her pilgrimages, her resolution to live in celibacy with her husband, her troubled early life and her turbulent relationships with the priests who minister to her.


Finally Julian tells Margery about her own visions of the divine. Cell Talk was joint winner of the Radius playwriting competition in 2001. Copies are available to purchase here in emailed document format. The play is for two women, is simple to stage, and and lasts around an hour. It also exists in a longer version that includes Margery’s husband John, available from the author.




















Congratulations to Neil McPherson

on an Olivier nomination for his play It is Easy to be Dead which played in Trafalgar Studios 2 last November.