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During Covid 19 a range of theatre based activities and streams are available from both national and regional theatre companies.


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According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it.

According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem,

but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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Radius is delighted to announce that the winner of the Radius 2020 Playwriting competition, in association with the Finborough Theatre, is Darren Donohue 

with his play Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks. A press release with further details can be found here.


The winner will receive a prize of £500 and a reading of the winning play by a professional cast. Owing to the current situation, it is unlikely that a reading can take place at the Finborough Theatre this year but we are considering other ways of producing a rehearsed reading by professional actors.  


The shortlisted plays were as follows:

A Prayer for the Dying by Robert Pegg;

Arthur and Charlotte by Jane Sunderland; Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks by Darren Donohue; East and Twenty-Third by Les Ellison; Entropy by Kate Reid; Misfits by Jonathan Skinner; Naked is the Realm by Rebekah King; You in Your Small Corner by Steve Dimmer.


The next biennial Radius Playwriting Competition will take place in 2022 and will be announced in Autumn 2021.

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A selection of Radius YouTube videos is now available on the Radius Videos page, including three playwriting How-To videos. If you like the videos, please spread the word on social media.


You can also subscribe to the Radius channel to be notified by email when a new video is posted. Contact us to add your video to the community channel.

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Festival of Drama 2020: Who Are We Now?

St Mark's, Newnham, Cambridge: 30 Oct – 1 Nov.

We are still hoping that it will be possible to go ahead with our autumn event. The programme will include the inaugural Kathleen Hall lecture, to be given by Mark Oakley, Radius Vice-President and Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge; a wide range of drama productions; a professional touring production; and a panel question & answer session.

Radius 2020 Playwriting Competition is run in association with the Finborough Theatre. Like many small theatres, Finborough Theatre is currently faced with an uncertain future owing to the ongoing coronavirus situation. They have launched an appeal to mitigate the costs of extended closure and you might like to consider donating if you would like to help support their excellent theatre productions.

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