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Cinema & Theatre streaming

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


NT:  Streaming  YouTube 


RSC:  Streaming  YouTube 


Royal Court:  Updates  YouTube 


Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:

Streaming  YouTube 


Orange Tree Theatre:  Judi Dench 

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 next biennial Radius Playwriting Competition will be announced in Autumn 2021, to take place in 2022.

LockDown or Un-Lock?

Our new collection features dramas that can be easily rehearsed and performed online or socially distanced. Read more about it here. 










While performance venues remain closed, we are waiving performance fees on all plays in the Radius Drama Un-Locked collection.  


Copyright restrictions remain as normal.

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Festival of Drama 2020: Who Are We Now?

30 October - 1 November


Owing to the continuing COVID-19 restrictions the Festival has been cancelled for 2020. We still hope to hold the Festival at a future date.


For updates, watch this homepage and check our twitter feed @RadiusDrama, looking out for the hashtag #WAWN2020.

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.

The Finborough Theatre

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Radius AGM

18 September 2021

From the Chair of Radius Council

We have to report the sad news that the Revd Canon Brian Cook died on the 3rd of August. A professional actor and director, Brian was a Radius Vice President and for years was very much at the heart of what we do. I will remember him for his great warmth, his generosity and his distinctive wit and humour.

Nick WarburtonThere will be an obituary in the next issue of Radius Performing.

The Revd Canon

Brian E Cook 1936-2020