Audio drama

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No turkeys allowed! 25 of the best shows to book for Christmas 2021
Looking for a jolly good trip to the theatre this winter? Here’s our pick’n’mix selection of musicals, pantos and festive spectaculars, featuring circus tricks, high kicks and puppet rodents

Chris Wiegand

16, Nov, 2021 @3:33 PM

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Who Are You? review – Wertenbaker’s eco-parable invites us to think differently
A solitary woman finds a strange new presence in her remote house in this audio play which debates people v the planet, nature v culture

Catherine Love

27, Oct, 2021 @8:55 AM

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History review – hostility repeats itself in tale of prejudice and protest
There are spirited performances as Roy Williams explores activism, parenthood and sexuality in this audio drama about black British identity spanning 40 years

Arifa Akbar

23, Sep, 2021 @8:16 AM

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Sophia review – flesh-and-blood story of Scotland’s first female doctor
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In her audio play, Frances Poet nimbly entwines Sophia Jex-Blake’s groundbreaking battles with the story of her biographer

Arifa Akbar

24, Aug, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Eavesdropping review – a colourful walk in the company of strangers
On an hour-long circuit guided by headphones, graffiti, sculptures and shops wheedle their way into the dialogue

Mark Fisher

20, Aug, 2021 @10:05 AM

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Duty | Tour review – friendship under siege in the streets of Edinburgh
The friendship of two female soldiers is the poignant basis of this intense, immersive audio play that takes you on a tour of the local area

Mark Fisher

13, Aug, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Knot: A Trilogy review – close your eyes and sit uncomfortably
A park bench, inside a car and a room in your house are the three settings for Darkfield’s play which lacks a killer payoff

Mark Fisher

09, Aug, 2021 @11:48 AM

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The week in audio: Tokyo Olympics coverage; The Hundred; Passenger List; Fully Amplified
Radio and podcasts have all aspects of the Games covered, while a new take on cricket proved a bit too zippy for the airwaves

Miranda Sawyer

31, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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‘Gripping escapism’: 17 podcasts to distract you from the coronavirus
We asked Guardian Australia’s podcast team for new things to listen to, but with a catch: don’t mention the pandemic

Laura Murphy-Oates, Miles Herbert, Camilla Hannan, Joe Koning, Allison Chan, Ellen Leabeater, Karishma Luthria , Jane Lee

30, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Black Diamonds and the Blue Brazil review – love, loss and lower-league footie
In Gary McNair’s jovial audio play, a woman rediscovers a connection with her home town and her dead father by following a Scottish football team for a season

Mark Fisher

20, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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The Mother Load review – moving audio play gives birth to all the feelings
Lynda Radley’s drama about three women who meet in an antenatal class captures the love and fear, the comedy and terror of motherhood in all its contradictory reality

Miriam Gillinson

21, Jun, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

08, Jun, 2021 @7:34 AM

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