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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.
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
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.
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 & 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.