Tabby Lamb’s audio play Darling effortlessly uses the adventures of Peter Pan to explore what it means to grow up and discover who you really are through a queer perspective.
Written by Tabby Lamb and starring David Hoyle, Darling is the latest instalment from the second season of 45North’s Written on the Waves audio play series and examines what it’s really like growing up inspired by the boy who never did. Kirsty Herrington caught up with director Jo Tyabji to find out more.
Simply called Knot, this is a three-part play which requires the listener to be at a specified (though general) location at a certain time, then to connect to an app and let Darkfield do the rest.
Heavily promoted on the strength of Robert Lindsay’s involvement in the cast, this audio-animated adaptation of The Three Musketeers owes more to parody and pastiche than any serious attempt to translate the story into digital form.
45 North’s audio play series Written On The Waves kicked off Season 2 with a trilogy Lifted a couple of weeks ago. This has swiftly been followed by a second play from one of the same writers and as it was reasonably brief I also thought I would go back to one of the pieces from Season 1 that I had yet to get round to reviewing.
Although some theatres are tentatively reopening, the creative vigour of other companies like Clean Break is undimmed.
45 North’s second series of Written On The Waves has opened with a trio of short plays under the collective title of Lifted. They are performed by the writers themselves who are all relatively new voices.
Audio drama small acts is part of 45North’s Written on the Waves series, and the first of the two You Plays.
Multi-award-winning actor and Broadway star Sutton Foster will reprise her Tony Award-winning role of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter & P.G. Wodehouse’s musical comedy Anything Goes at London’s Barbican Theatre.
45North’s first series of audio dramas, collated as Written on the Waves, ends with Marika McKennell’s Cunch, a story of two teenage girls who get themselves involved in drug pushing and gangland culture.
Sooz Kempner stars in Long Cat Media’s brand new five-part musical podcast series The Ballad of Anne & Mary, which tells the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two of the most notorious pirates who ever lived. I caught up with Sooz to find out more.
With music and lyrics by Theo Jamieson and book by Simon Pitts, the conception of U.Me The Musical is imaginative and instinctively touching.
We chatted to playwright Marika McKennell about her audio play Cunch which is being made available as part of the Written on the Waves project.
Folk by Nell Leyshon tells the true story of Cecil Sharp, the musicologist and collector of English folk music at the turn of the 20th century who was responsible for kick starting the revival of interest in traditional songs.
Brand new musical U.Me The Musical, based around a love story unfolding during the pandemic, is charming and heartfelt.
Taking the idea of having to adapt to a new world and transforming it into a surreal sci-fi adventure, The Giant Octopus Maritime School is a really interesting concept for the penultimate audio drama in the Written on the Waves project.
A trio of cast recording reviews covers musicals Amélie The Musical, Cases and After You – each one a winner in its own way.
The Meaning of Zong and Afterplay showcase the power of audio drama to transport an audience’s imagination and to see the familiar a little differently.
With light at the end of the tunnel for live performance and some of our biggest institutions announcing summer programmes at their venues, the BBC’s new Lights Up Festival has arrived at a moment of optimism, not just acting as a reminder of all …
In four previous episodes of my weekly #ShenTens podcast, and their accompanying columns here, I’ve chosen my top ten favourite leading ladies and leading men respectively in both Broadway and West End musicals. Now I turn to rising stars — the next generation of performers who are already making their mark in London. (I’ll get to Broadway when it returns to business itself).
The world premiere of “the great sonic adventure” Curse of the Crackles proves to be 45 minutes of utter fun. Find yourself a dark space or wear an eye mask, plug in your headphones, and interact when you like in this audio experience which brings all kinds of sounds to surround you in your living space.