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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
will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 24 April. More details to follow. 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.
The Radius Annual General Meeting was held on 19 September 2015 in the Prior's Hall of Norwich Cathedral, chaired by our President, the Right Rev Graeme Knowles.
In the afternoon Sean Lang led a workshop on his plays Mysteries for the Modern Age. Ten short plays, linked by the questions of a Doubter, are based on the same stories we find in the medieval mysteries. The dialogue is mostly in rhymed verse, but in a modern idiom and asking some modern questions. You can read more in Sean’s blog and the plays are available from Radius.
Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies
RSC: Hamlet, 8 June; Cymbeline,
28 September; Lear, 12 October.
Branagh Theatre Company:
Romeo & Juliet, 7 July.
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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 substan-
tial archive of
Radius's Easter List 2015 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
A year in the life of a church community: nine short dramas. Not to be missed - more info here
Julian of Norwich
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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.
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