WIRELESS THEATRE COMPANY

THE ON-AIR BLOG

We have decided to start blogging, because we work with so many great people, we thought it’d be really nice to have some chatter about theatre, radio, drama and anything else that interests our team.

The views and opinions here might not always be the direct opinions of WTC, but we love a good discussion and chat and hope you enjoy our blogging.

How To Format An Audio Drama Script

Of all the many questions I have been asked about producing audio drama over the years, one of the most frequent is; “How do you format an audio drama script?”. When I first started creating audio drama, I presumed that the formatting for an audio script...

My First Page, By Ollie Cookson

Ever since I was a boy I’ve grown up around scripts. Being the son of a incredibly talented and successful BBC radio producer/director, our house was littered with written works by a number of different wonderful writers and on occasion an actor or 6. So much so...

How I Came To Work For Wireless Theatre by Cherry Cookson

People often ask me how I became involved with the wonderful Wireless Theatre Company so I thought it might be interesting to jot down how it happened! The Beginning I had a long career in the BBC as a producer/director in the Radio Drama Department but things changed...

The Edinburgh Festival by Nina Millns

“I am wearing a tartan shirt and a tartan scarf. Double tartan. This can only mean one thing: Edinburgh baby!” I posted this on my Facebook page. The Journey Two and a half years ago a troupe of merry players made our way up to the Edinburgh Festival to...

In Loving Memory Of A Truly Kind-Hearted Soul

By Susan Casanove The recent sudden passing of a dear friend from a cardiac arrest following pneumonia at the age of just 39 has shocked and deeply saddened everyone who knew her judging by the enormous outpouring of grief on social media. The last time we spoke, not...

Alison Steadman stars in LADIES, Live Radio Comedy

On a cold Christmassy morning in December, the Wireless Theatre Live team descended on The Lion & Unicorn Theatre in Kentish Town to set up for our one off live recording of audio comedy LADIES. An entirely new script written by the talented Laura Harvey who had...

Radio Free Mars

By Robert Valentine No one would have believed, in the last days of two-thousand-and-sixteen, that the copyright status of H.G. Well’s seminal science-fiction novel, The War of the Worlds, was being watched keenly and closely by members of The Wireless Theatre...

Get To Know Our Competition Winner!

Dermot Dolan was the winner of our winter writing competition with his short play, Window of Opportunity. Our judges loved it writing style and we’re looking forward to producing his play later this month… In the meantime, we’ve asked Dermot some...