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Radius Christmas


In Time to Sing by Keith Clements the angelic choir rehearses for an important event which is to take place on earth, and in Christmas Through the Window by Richard Tydeman a couple living opposite the Bethlehem inn watch the comings and goings and offer help.


Other copiable scripts from Radius include two by Les Ellison, the hugely popular Are the Kings Still Wearing Curtains? for a flexible mixed-age cast, and Special Delivery, eleven short and lively modern dramas exploring the ways in which the Christmas message was delivered in the traditional nativity story. The dramas make up a complete nativity play, but each scene serves as a play in itself and so one or two could be used in a carol service or concert.  


A full selection of Radius Christmas scripts is available in the shop.

Radius’s regular annual event is the weekend of the Annual General Meeting, when we provide drama and social opportunities in addition to the meeting itself. We also mount one-off events such as book launches, lectures and receptions. Radius Members are welcome to publicise their own drama-related events on these pages and in the Radius Performing magazine.

Events & news

Father and Son: Son and Father,

a Passion Play by Neville Boundy with David Kerby-Kendall as Jesus and Brian Cook as God was presented as a meditation for Holy Week on Palm Sunday 2014 in the church of St Mary

The Virgin, North

Stoke, West Sussex.


The director was

Yvette Byrne and

the soprano Birgit

Rowhowska provided

inspirational music.

The production was

presented by The

Churches Conservation Trust and The Friends of St Mary’s in association with Radius. The first performance in Arundel was reviewed in the Radius newsletter No.8, September 2012.

The theatre is one of the most expressive and useful vehicles for the edification of a country's people, and a barometer that marks the country's greatness or declines. A sensitive theatre . . .  can alter a people's sensibility in just a few years, while a decadent theatre where hooves have taken the place of wings can cheapen and lull to sleep an entire nation. Frederico Garcia Lorca, 1898-1936

Father & Son vsm

Available in the shop now


Sacred Spaces 

by Les Ellison, Nick Warburton, James Lark

A year in the life of a church community: nine short dramas to be performed separately or as a single one-act play. More info


Easter Diaries & Christmas Diaries

by Nick Warburton

These collections of short monologues were first heard on BBC Radio 4 Extra and can be presented singly or as a sequence, giving you the flexibility to tailor your choice to fit your actors.


Full Radius script list in pdf format here

Acting Workshop

On Saturday 20 May a group of Radius members joined the St George's Players, Beckenham, for an acting workshop led by Will Featherstone. After some lively theatre games the group worked individually on creating a character. In the final session the characters met each other at a school reunion and talked about their lives.


Will Featherstone has played leading roles at The Globe and gave us his list of acting rules, which were printed in the Summer 2017 issue of Radius Performing. Will stepped in at short notice and we hope that David Sturzaker, who was billed to lead the workshop, will be able to do an Acting workshop for Radius in 2018.

Radius Writers' Group


The Writers' Group met for the first time in October at a London venue. Eight people shared their work-in-progress, from experienced practitioners to beginners, followed by a theatre outing, and we hope to make it a regular event. To express your interest please email info@radiusdrama.org.uk.

Film Workshop with Matt Harris of Thinking Media


On 25 November a small and keen group met Matt for hands-on experience of film-making using tablets, mobile phones and a camera. Everyone had a go at both filming and editing, and Matt provided a booklet with useful information about preparing and completing your project.


Matt's website is https://thinking-media.co.uk

Pages are currently being updated or added to the Radius website, so be sure to check it out again shortly.