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Troilus and Cressida  14 November

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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Reconciliation/Remembrance is published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1. The 20 dramatic pieces include poems, monologues and short plays, and all of them lend themselves to dramatic presentation in any context with the minimum of costumes and props.


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14 October 2018 was a long-awaited date in the life of Radius. We've had playwriting competitions before, but this was the first time we've been in partnership with the Finborough Theatre's Vibrant Festival of New Writing, and the support of the Finborough under its Artistic Director Neil McPherson, a Radius Vice-President, made a huge difference to the reach and quality of the competition.


In the forthcoming issue of Radius Performing Romilly Janes reports that "the space fizzed with the energy of the play" during the reading by Papercut Theatre under the direction of Melissa Dunne. Read the full review here.





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.

© Ruth Crafer


An Anthology of Dramatic Pieces

Petrichor by

Hannah Morley

Winner of the

Radius Playwriting Competition 2018

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Nine of the pieces are on the topical subject of war and remembrance, and the others focus on aspects of reconciliation.  All of them are suitable for use on a range of other occasions.


Go to the Radius Events page for details of a WW1 commemoration using material from the Radius volume.


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