“I’m told it’s the largest adaptation the BBC have ever done…”
Episode Three of the Little Written Podcast is an exclusive interview with playwright and audio dramatist Dan Rebellato on the upcoming BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Emile Zola’s twenty-volume Rougon-Macquart novels, Blood, Sex and Money, on which he is a lead writer:
Episode 3: Dan Rebellato, Blood, Sex and Money
In which I feel like a bit of an idiot for wondering about
the lives of two characters whose stories will never be told…
I am currently preparing to write the second draft of an audio script. Continue reading
Here is a page for my interview with Katy Highet, writer of the mini audio drama You like this (2012). In the play, we listen in to the inner monologues of some speed daters whose communication leaves much to be desired. It’s only a five minute interview, but it gives some nice background information for the play, which is certainly well worth a listen if you haven’t heard it already.
Created a page for my 10 minute audio drama Christmas Presents, recorded in 2012. I have included some background notes, written for a competition entry, alongside some very brief comments on how I feel about the play now.
I’m afraid it’s not exactly dripping with seasonal cheer, so if you’re looking for something heartwarming and life-affirming… well, it isn’t that. I hope you enjoy Christmas more than the characters do.
An elderly lady prepares to spend Christmas with her nephew and his family.
Created a page for my 30 minute 1920s murder mystery audio The Final Act, recorded in 2012. I have included background notes, written for a competition entry, and some random musings about London traffic in the early twentieth century.
The Final Act
April 1928. Knightsbridge.
A body. A police inspector. Three suspects gathered in the library.
Think you know where this is going…?
Are you sure?
I put some text on the Puzzles page today. No actual puzzles yet, but the first one is pretty much ready to go. I’ll probably publish it on Monday.
I also have a couple more pages on my audio plays that are almost complete. One of those will go up this week too.
I just created a page for my first audio drama short, “I wanted to be useful…” It’s only ten minutes long, so should be easily digestible.
I have included the pitch document for the play, which I wrote for the 2012 Wireless Theatre Company Young Writers Award. It was on the basis of the pitch and a single page script extract that the piece was shortlisted for the prize, so this may be of interest for other writers.
The play even has a brief mathematical reference, right at the end…
Hope you enjoy.
I wanted to be useful…
Garry Martins has had a few bad mornings in his time, but being run over by an articulated lorry and having to argue for the future of his soul in the afterlife probably puts this one in the bottom three…
Here are some unsolicited meanderings about the inspiration for my script for the Page to Stage Festival, which will be performed in Liverpool in April. You can follow news about the play on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Continue reading