Nicola Baldwin speaks with Amanda Whittington about the distinctive nature of radio drama, how the unique demands of the medium shape her writing, and why radio offers a radical way to tell stories by, for and about women’s lives.
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Nicola Baldwin notices the absence of playwrights taking up Artistic Director roles in theatres, and explores the potential advantages of a “roll-your-own” theatre company.
Hannah Vincent speaks with Bethan Roberts about how acting led her to playwriting, working as a script editor, her mid-career move into fiction, the ‘core self’ that drives creativity and some of the recurring themes in her work.
Tina Pepler speaks with Jane Draycott about the responsibility to real lives when fictionalising traumatic experiences, how the internet can’t beat talking to people for stories you didn’t even know you were looking for, and working as a mentor with young people arriving in the UK from other cultures.