Latest News – July 2014

8 Radio Plays in 8 Days

Recorded LIVE at The Edinburgh Festival 2014

We have just returned from 8 days at the Edinburgh Festival where we recorded no less than 8 new radio plays. It may well be our biggest gig so far and it was VERY hard work - however we had a great time and our cast and crew were legendary. The plays will be released every month from September.

Massive thank you to cast Adam Hall, Brandon Carter, David Beck, Ishia Osborne, James Parkes, Morag Sims, Michael Bodie, Nina Millns and Nigel Fyfe and crew David Beck, Emily Best, Gareth Brown, George Maddocks, Malcolm Thorp and Mariele Runacre Temple.

Edinburgh

Buxton Festival 2014

We have just returned from our sell out recording of The Woman On The Bridge by Marty Ross at the wonderful Buxton Festival - starring Sarah Whitehouse, Ceri Gifford, Jessica Dennis and James Parkes and directed by David Beck.

We had SUCH a ball at the recording and it sounded fantastic.

The play will, as always, be online shortly - but in the meantime, check out the photos here: WOMAN ON THE BRIDGE

Jessica Dennis, Ceri Gifford, James Parkes and Sarah Whitehouse

Tweet from Stephen Fry!

We were thrilled last week when friend of Wireless Theatre, Stephen Fry, Tweeted to his millions of followers about us.

You can hear Stephen in We Are The BBC by Susan Casanove - one of our most popular downloads! It also stars our Patron, Nicholas Parsons.

Stephen Fry

Winners!!!

We are THRILLED to announce that today we were awarded the Gold Ogle Award for the acclaimed second series of The Springheel Saga: The Legend of Springheel’d Jack, by The American Society For Science Fiction Audio (ASFSFA), as part of this year’s Mark Time Awards.

The ASFSFA Mark Time judging panel praised The Legend of Springheel’d Jack for being “well-crafted, ambitious” radio drama, awarding the series Best Fantasy/Horror Audio Production of the Year.

Featuring, in a cast of nineteen actors, the vocal talents of Christopher Finney, Jessica Dennis, Andrew Shepherd, John Holden-White, Josephine Timmins, Neil McCormack, Jeremy Stockwell, Ashley McGuire, Silas Hawkins, David Benson and radio legend and British national treasure Nicholas Parsons, the second series has been downloaded by fans from the Wireless Theatre Company and heard by listeners in over fifty countries across the world.

GOLD!!

Edinburgh 2014

Arthur SmithWe are going to the Edinburgh Festival!! We're super excited to be doing no less than EIGHT live recordings at The Pleasance King Dome from August 18th - 25th at 2.10pm.

Eight live plays based around Couples Who Changed The World - PLUS a recording of the brilliant Trench Kiss by comedian Arthur Smith. 

More info here!

More Acting For Radio Drama WorkshopsJeremy Mortimer

Due to the popularity of our last set of workshops, we have now booked in FOUR more dates for you with either Cherry Cookson or Jeremy Mortimer.

Both are BBC Radio directors with over 30 years experience.

What's more, three actors from the last series of workshops have since been cast in plays directed by Cherry Cookson!

The dates are May 23rd, June 6th  and July 26th - whole days for just £40!

For info and booking, CLICK HERE

HamletKey Shakespeare Scenes

If you're studying Shakespeare, sometimes you simply need to hear the words spoken out loud. For this reason, we have recorded key scenes from some of The Bard's most popular texts. Check out Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet:

MACBETH

HAMLET

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

With Romeo and Juliet to follow. All these productions cover the themes in all of the texts and star Edward Harrison, who has just finished performing in Henry V with Jude Law in London's West End.

Crazy Location Recording

Our radio drama, COURIER, about the perils cyclists face on London's roads today will be available to download from April. Do check out this film we made of the day we spent recording the play, on a bike, in Central London.

UPCOMING RELEASES...

 

Life At Death's Door, Part Twojo-brand

If you enjoyed Part one of our award winning documentary Life At Death’s Door narrated by the fabulous Brian Blessed, then you’re in for a treat with Part Two, whcih is narrated by the equally fab Jo Brand – who is currently making a ‘splash’ on ITV.

Recording is already in the can and we are editing as we speak - we hope to release it this February. If you want to be told the minute we release a new play, please sign up to our FREE NEWSLETTER

CrossCross Party Party II

The second part of our popular comedy written by politician Tom Harris and his wife Carolyn and directed by WTC regular George Maddocks will be online this spring.

The series is about the political machinations in and around the formation of the Coalition. Do have a listen to part one if you haven't already: CROSS PARTY PART ONE

And lastly, you may not be aware that some of our scripts are available for download too - just visit our SHOP and have a browse around!

As always, if you want to get in touch with us, please email info@wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk or Tweet us @wirelesstheatre

Happy listening!!

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