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Cinema streamings


Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies



Romeo and Juliet  18 July

Merry Wives of Windsor  12 September

Troilus and Cressida  14 November


Classic Spring Company:

The Importance of Being Earnest  

9 October


Glyndebourne Opera:

Handel's Saul  26 July

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.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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£20 per annum, £10 for students.


Radius has an extensive collection of

plays in copiable form. Click here for

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Nick Warburton’s new play Psalm, first heard on BBC Radio 4, is now available from Radius and was reviewed in the Summer 2017 issue of Radius Performing. A man in a condemned cell is visited by a nun. Can she save his soul and save his life?


Radius Playwriting Competition 2018


The competition is now closed and the winner will be announced on this website on 23 July 2018. We are delighted by the quality of writing and thank all the writers who have submitted plays.


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A new collection from Radius:



An Anthology of Dramatic Pieces

edited by Nickie Cox

Available to order/buy here @ £10


Reconciliation/Remembrance is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The 20 dramatic pieces include poems, monologues and short plays. Nine of the pieces are on the subject of war and remembrance, including short dramas by Nickie Cox on Coventry Cathedral and on The Unknown Warrior. The others focus on aspects of reconciliation, including Julie Sharp's dramatisation of The Prodigal Son. All of them are suitable for use on a range of other occasions.


Thirteen pieces have been specially commissioned for this volume and the authors include playwrights Les Ellison, Kate Griffin, David Kerby-Kendall, James Lark and Nick Warburton, while at the other end of the timescale there are translations from Old English and a Shakespeare sonnet.


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Radius YouTube Channel


New videos on the channel this month include How to Write a Radio Drama, and short features about the Radius plays Cell Talk and No Flowers for Ally. A selection of the Youtube videos are now also available on the Radius Videos page.  


If you like what you see, please help to spread the word on social media. You can also subscribe to the Radius channel to be notified by email when a new video is posted.

A new President for Radius

Radius is delighted to announce that the Right Revd Dr Stephen Platten will be the sixth President of the Society. Dr Platten has been Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Wakefield and is now Chaplain at

St Martin within Ludgate in the City of London. He has had a lifelong interest

in the theatre, music and

the arts, and his books

include Animating

Liturgy: The Dynamics of

Worship and the Human


For the full press release,

see here.

_ Dr Stephen Platten
Coventry 01

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