A Leeds Playhouse, BBC Leeds and Leeds College of Music Co-Production

Airplays

Four new short plays by Emma Barnes, Chris O'Connnor, Kamal Kaan and Gemma Bedeau

22nd - 27th October 2018

*Winner of the 2019 O2 Media Award for Best Entertainment Programme

A LEEDS PLAYHOUSE AND BBC RADIO LEEDS CO-PRODUCTION, IN ASSOCIATION WITH LEEDS COLLEGE OF MUSIC. 

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the landing of the Empire Windrush, four Yorkshire-based writers were commissioned from an open call out to write new 15-minute radio dramas responding to the theme of migration. These plays will be performed live at Leeds College of Music before being broadcast across BBC Radio Drama.

A Piece of Home by Emma Barnes 

A grand piano brings the past to life and unites a three generations.

Soon Come by Gemma Bedeau 

A woman is on the phone to Carriacou, to the sister that stayed behind.

Exodus by Chris O’Connor 

A family from Leeds must make a terrible decision; who gets in the boat?

On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring by Kamal Kaan 

A poetic parable on what it means to be an outsider.

Performed at Leeds College of Music's "The Venue" as part of the Leeds Playhouse Pop-Up Season. 
Cast
Elexi Walker
Alyce Liburd
Philip D McQuillan
Chris Jack
Flo Wilson
Sue Twist

Musicians

Mikey Sluman

Lara Jones

Daniel Large

Directed by Kash Arshad

Sound Design by Rob Landells

Original Music Composed by Mikey Sluman, Lara Jones and Daniel Large

Radio Drama Consultant Stefan Escreet

Assistant Director Lucy Allan 

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