Hi everybody, just thought I’d give you a bit of background about writing for radio, in case somebody wants to have a go (which they should!)
‘Radio Theatre’ undoubtedly reached its peak popularity in the late forties and throughout the fifties. On both sides of the Atlantic, listeners were treated to a wide mix of suspense, drama, comedy and science-fiction. Radio could help paint a picture in the minds of the audience, transporting them to places they had never dreamed of. But this popularity couldn’t last, and with the advent of television, radio theatre began a very steady decline. However, with 21st-century technology, modern radio drama has experienced an amazing revival, with a growing number of independent producers who are now able to build an audience through internet distribution.
And Sheffield has its own bunch of keen independent producers in the shape of ‘Cornucopia-Radio.co.uk
’. We produce a wide mix of work and over the past few months we’ve created...
a series of monologues by Janice Sampson, read by Jennifer Derbyshire, David Chafer & Janice Sampson
by Paul Kenny, a full cast drama set around a local Sheffield ‘Bowling Green’ and it’s members.
‘Thanks to Harry’
by Phil Ryan & read by Ian Carter, a story about a magician using the tricks he’s learnt to create a better world for the people around him.
‘The Bluff Cove Disaster’
by Gareth Smith, a dramatization of a military disaster within the Falklands conflict.
‘The Last Person in this Place’
by Peter Beeston, a post apocalyptic tale of what happens to social networks when they are abandoned.
by Chris Bellamy, explains how the 'easy to erect and collapse one size fits all canvas-covered chair' got it's first demonstration aboard 'The Tight-Ann-Hic!'...
So, if you want to have a go at turning your own written pieces into audio productions, (either read by yourself, or a larger cast) then why not drop us an email firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re not the only source for your scripts though. If you want to find other audio drama companies from around the world, check out audiodramatalk.com
, it’s a great place to network within the audio theater world. Lastly, check out wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk
, one of the best independent audio production companies in the UK. They also recently created a blog post about how to write a good radio script.
Okay, that’s it. Hope you’re a little more knowledgeable about what you can do with your radio scripts!