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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.

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Reconciliation/Remembrance is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The 20 dramatic pieces include poems, monologues and short plays, and all of them lend themselves to dramatic presentation in any context with the minimum of costumes and props.


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Spotlight on Humanity



by Hannah Morley

Directed by Melissa Dunne


Chloe is frightened to go back home. Jo is a Street Pastor who wants to help, but she has other plans for her spare room. Was home an illusion in the first place? Set on the streets of Doncaster, Petrichor explores whether our loss of faith is more of a loss than we want to admit.


Playwright Hannah Morley trained as an actor at Guildford School of Acting, and Petrichor was originally written as part of the Writer’s Lab course at Soho Theatre. Director Melissa Dunne is Artistic Director of Papercut Theatre and has directed work in venues from the Arcola Theatre to the Houses of Parliament. She is a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.





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An Anthology of Dramatic Pieces

Radius 2018 Playwriting

Competition in association with The Finborough Theatre

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Nine of the pieces are on the topical subject of war and remembrance, and the others focus on aspects of reconciliation.  All of them are suitable for use on a range of other occasions.


Go to the Radius Events page for details of a WW1 commemoration using material from the Radius volume.

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018 has been won by first-time playwright Hannah Morley for her play Petrichor. She wins £500, and a staged reading as part of the Finborough Theatre’s Vibrant 2018 – A Festival of Finborough Playwrights. The reading will take place on Sunday, 14 October 2018 at 7.30pm. Tickets are now available from https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2018/vibrant.php.

The next Radius Playwriting Competition will take place in 2020, and will be announced in December 2019. See the full press release here.

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