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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.
The Death of Shakespeare by Nick Warburton
was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 24 April. Nick Warburton is also the author of several episodes of Tommies, the powerful BBC Radio 4 drama following the lives of those on the battlefront of the First World War.
Tommies is available to order on CD from the BBC.
Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies
Why not celebrate the 700th 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 from Radius in user-friendly wirebound format @ £7 including p&p. 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.
This website is still under construction and over the next few months we shall be adding membership information, playlists and dedicated members’ pages.
Membership – to request an application form email firstname.lastname@example.org. Full membership costs £20 per annum, £10 for students.
Radius has an extensive collection of plays in copiable typescript, and a smaller selection of published plays and study courses to buy. Christmas and Easter scripts are a speciality. To request lists of Radius plays please email email@example.com.
Anna Wheeler's blog
Anna's blog discusses issues in theatre and theology that will be of real interest to other Radius members.
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Radius's Easter List includes two new plays and adaptations from award-winning radio dramas, together with other favourites. Info here
The Summoning of Everyman: a modern version
by Les Ellison. Read more about it here.
You may also be interested in Sacred Spaces
by Les Ellison, Nick Warburton, James Lark
Julian of Norwich
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In memory of Kathleen Hall
We are sad to announce the death of Dr Kathleen Hall, a long-term member who was Radius Treasurer for many years. A memorial service will be held on
17 December at 2.30 in St Clements Church, Oxford.
Radius is one of several charities to which donations are invited in Kathleen’s memory. If you would like to remember Kathleen in this way, please send a cheque payable to Radius to the Treasurer at 4 Carpenter Avenue, Llandudno LL30 1YW, enclosing your address or email for an acknowledgment.