Radius is a registered charity
Cinema & Theatre streaming
During Covid 19 a range of theatre based activities and streams are available from both national and regional theatre companies.
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:
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the Radius shop. Full membership costs
£20 per annum, £10 for students.
Radius has an extensive collection of
plays in copiable form. Click here for
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Radius is a registered charity 214943
Radius Playwriting Competition 2020
A press release with details of the winner can be found here. The next biennial Radius Playwriting Competition will be announced in Autumn 2021, to take place in 2022.
LockDown or Un-Lock?
Our new collection features dramas that can be easily rehearsed and performed online or socially distanced. Read more about it here.
While performance venues remain closed, we are waiving performance fees on all plays in the Radius Drama Un-Locked collection.
Copyright restrictions remain as normal.
have a new home.
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The inaugural Kathleen Hall lecture will be given by our Patron, the Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams, on 18 September 2021 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, following Radius's AGM in the morning. We have booked Holy Rood retreat house, Thirsk, from 17-19 September for a residential weekend, and you can register an interest now by emailing: [email protected].
Plague and Pandemic is a collection of narratives, poems, monologues and two short plays to be performed as a staged reading or full performance. The collection takes in the Black Death of 1348, the Great Plague of 1665, the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the Coronavirus of 2020. Even though the volume features dramas set in dark times, there are many light-hearted moments and the collection as a whole testifies to the resilience of the human spirit. Cost: £7.
See here for further details of how to buy Plague and Pandemic together with Reconciliation/
Remembrance for the special offer price of £12.50.
New from Radius
18 September 2021
Four Christmas plays have now been added to Radius's Drama Unlocked collection
on which we are waiving performance fees:
Christmas Through the Window
Three Wise Fools
Are the Kings Still Wearing Curtains
These are all extremely popular tried and tested Christmas scripts and we think they will lend themselves to performance in the new circumstances, either socially distanced or on Zoom. If you decide to give one of them a go, let us know how you get on.
Radius is inviting playwrights to submit a script of up to 2000 words for a collection of short plays where the scenario is a Zoom or other online meeting. The play should relate in some way to the Radius strapline "exploring faith through drama". We'll choose the best ones and add them to the Radius Drama Un-Locked collection. There is plenty of potential for a dramatic storyline within the Zoom framework: a disastrous committee meeting, a startling family revelation, a crime witnessed from the other side of the world, an inter-galactic mission. Email your script to [email protected] by Monday, 14 December. Format: lines of dialogue should be indented and double spaced, with stage directions in italics.