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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.
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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.
have a new home.
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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.
The inaugural Kathleen Hall lecture will be given by our Patron, the Rt Revd Rowan Williams, on 18 September 2021 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, following Radius's AGM in the morning. We have booked Holy Rood retreat house, Thirsk, from
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
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 Warburton – There will be an obituary in the next issue of Radius Performing.
The Revd Canon
Brian E Cook 1936-2020