Monday, 5 June 2017

Reaction to The Things We Never Said, BBC Radio 4

The play, starring Lia Williams and Siân Phillips, aired in the Afternoon Drama slot on BBC Radio 4, Thursday, 11 May 2017. 

Audience reaction has been phenomenal on social media and via my other blog.

Thanks so much to all who listened and got in touch.  

It's available on BBCiPlayer until lunchtime on Saturday, 10 June.  

If you missed it, read the feedback on Storify.

The play is also featured in the 26 May 2017 podcast of BBC Radio 4's Fortunately (@ 10' 33").






Thursday, 20 April 2017

The Things We Never Said: Radio transmission

The Things We Never Said has a new transmission date: 14.15 on Thursday, 11 May 2017, on BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama.

It stars Lia Williams and Siân Phillips and is produced and directed by Abigail Le Fleming for BBC Radio Drama London.

Listen on BBC iPlayer for 30 days from 11 May 2017.








Friday, 24 February 2017

The Things We Never Said: BBC Radio 4 Cast

Thrilled to say the radio version of the play records next week with cast Lia Williams and Sian Phillips.  

Lia's recent credits include acclaimed lead roles in the Almeida Theatre's Mary Stuart and Oresteia, The Missing Series 2 (BBC), and Wallis Simpson in The Crown (Netflix).

Dame Sian, who began her career in radio, is a legend of stage and screen, unforgettable in the BBC's I, Claudius, Marlene (Dietrich; by Pam Gems) in the West End and on Broadway, and most recently in Les Blancs at the National Theatre.

The production will be directed by Abigail le Fleming, and airs in July 2017.




Friday, 14 October 2016

The Things We Never Said: BBC Radio 4 Commission & Rehearsed Reading

Photo: Bee Rawlinson

Rehearsed reading of my stage play, The Things We Never Said, on Thursday, 20 October 2016 at JW3, London.  

Cast:  Gay Soper and Rachel Fielding, director Sarah Berger.

An abridged version has also been commissioned for BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Drama, 2017.  

Watch an interview with Gay Soper, discussing her versatile career in both straight and musical theatre; and hear my chat with Mervyn Eastman on East London Radio (talking about the play @ 44').

Gay Soper
Rachel Fielding

Rachel Fielding & Gay Soper in rehearsal






Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The Things We Never Said

Excited to be planning a rehearsed reading of my play, The Things We Never Said, at JW3 (London Jewish Cultural Centre) on 20 October 2016:

A mother and daughter.  A lifetime.  But what becomes of that bond, when one of you knows only the present moment – Monday, 15.36? “You said you’d never forget me, but you have.”  “You said you’d love me forever, but you don’t know who I am…"

This work in progress has evolved from Exhumation, a play I wrote on the Royal Court Theatre Writers' Group 2013, which was workshopped there in 2015 with Associate Director Lucy Morrison and cast Anna Calder-Marshall, Laura Howard, Andy Whipp, and Simon Lenagan.




Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Filmonomics

Alongside producer Roger Williams, I'm delighted to have been awarded a place on Filmonomics 2016, a feature-film development/mentoring scheme run by Bird's Eye View/BFI/Creative Skillset.

Over the next six months, Roger and I will be developing my project, INVASION, a coming-of-age story based on family experience, set in WW2 Llandudno...












Tuesday, 21 April 2015

À Cannes!

My new feature project, Alter Ego, has been selected by French screenwriters' association, Maison des Scénaristes, for pitching at author-producer meetings at the International Screenwriters' Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, 2015.