It wasn’t long ago that My Theatre Mates was chatting to award-winning writer Lita Doolan about one of her plays receiving its world premiere at this year’s Brighton Fringe. Now, she is celebrating the opening of the first ever digital Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the inclusion of her solo show Ain’t No Female Romeo.
Following a rather busy week there was only time yesterday to dip a toe into the waters at the Brighton Fringe (see what I did there?). Quite by chance I came across a pair of short solo plays which dealt with the same subject but did so from quite different perspectives; the subject in question being male mental health.
Noga Flaishon’s immersively creepy piece Broken Link for Harpy Productions uses Zoom and other modern tech to generally good effect to tell what is, essentially, a good old fashioned ghost story.
Twelve minutes is the average lifespan of a plastic bag, we are told at the start of Mark Conway and Alex Packer’s hard-hitting fusion of text, images and sound, And Breathe.
Covert Firmament has many pieces available to watch and listen to as part of the Living Record Festival until 22 February 2021.
Streaming as part of the Living Record Festival, this audio play by Bernadett Szabo, for Peripeteia Theatre Company takes inspiration from the recent people trafficking scandal resulting in 39 deaths.
Skye Hallam’s thoughtful and warm play Heads Or Tails exploring life, death and everything in between, manages to cover a lot of topics in 40 minutes.
We needn’t search further than Nod At The Fox’s production of Breaking Up With Reality. Not only does this audio drama give us a sense of what it would sound like, but also the soothing soundscapes and intense narration allow us to know what it would feel like, look like and be like.
As part of the digital Living Record Festival Covert Firmament’s contribution includes 40 separate plays and films, which are written and directed by Dan Horrigan. These include three audio plays – monologues that are very different to each other in terms of subject matter, but also in their execution.
Streaming as part of the Living Record Festival, This Noisy Isle is an audio drama for children based on The Tempest with stories and activities, a prologue, four tracks and story packs.
Produced by Spun Glass Theatre, this immersive piece of theatre…
This 20-minute audio play is written, performed and sound-designed by Ella Dorman-Gajic. A Bloody Shambles shares a day in the life of Jess, who suffers from both heavy flow and period poverty.
Welcome to our first 2021 round-up of digital shows available for you to watch in the next few weeks.
From large-scale musicals to Zoom experiences, student showcases to the Bard, film and comedy, children’s theatre to audio pieces, storytelling to…
Most of us are stuck at home right now, but Nod At The Fox use this time to their advantage with their brilliant audio experience, Breaking Up With Reality; a new project launched for the Living Record Festival 2021.
With the current pandemic crisis facing the NHS, it is timely for Écoute Theatre to revive Take Care, its verbatim piece on informal carers and social care funding.
A six-part web series about social influencers, Controversy is filmed entirely on Zoom. It is written by Maya Katherine, who stars as Hayley, a student who aims to hit the big time and become famous.
Yesterday I watched Skye Hallam’s excellent one-woman show, Heads or Tails, one of the headline acts at the new Living Record Festival. It’s a gently confessional monologue about the afterlife spoken by 25-year-old Steph, who has – as they say – been “taken too soon”.
What starts as a glimpse into a private chat between friends becomes something much more complicated and dark as Broken Link progresses.