About the show
National Theatre Wales + Sherman Theatre in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales + BBC Arts
NETWORK PLAY READINGS
RITUAL by Dirty Protest
Released Friday 3, Saturday 4, Sunday 5 July, at 7pm
Three plays to listen to on the move
Friday 3 July: Soaring by Hefin Robinson
Saturday 4 July: Double Drop by Lisa Jên Brown
Sunday 5 July: Unbound by Remy Beasley
Directed by Catherine Paskell
Live theatre is a ritual that we can’t enact or take part in right now. The few rituals we have each day now include exercise, washing up, cooking and cleaning. With this in mind, Dirty Protest have commissioned three early career writers from across Wales to create Ritual, three audio plays you can listen to on the move as part of your daily routine.
1999. Two strangers from opposite sides of Wales are brought together through cassette conversations.
1995. The rites and ceremonies of the Eisteddfod collide with the communion and transcendence of a rave.
The end of the world. Two women bury birds.
These three plays chart extraordinary times; some past, some yet to happen. Together the plays reflect the changes and shifts in our lives, and celebrate the connections we make with other people. However you decide to listen to these plays, they promise to take you somewhere extraordinary during what would normally be a mundane, daily routine.
Each play will be released separately as a podcast.
About the project
The fifth edition of Network Play Readings with National Theatre Wales sees Dirty Protest present three short plays written by three early career Welsh writers. These plays are designed to be listened to in the form of a podcast and have specifically been created to accompany our daily exercise and routine.
Through Network Play Readings, Dirty Protest are investing in writers at the start of their career, who will then go on to write full length commissions for them in the future.
What to expect
Ritual is available as a series of podcasts here
If you’d prefer to listen on the podcast platform of your choice:
You will be able to access the recordings for 2 weeks.
The transcript of this play can be downloaded here.
There are large print, contrasting colours and standard print versions available.
Writer – Unbound
Lisa Jên Brown
Writer – Double Drop
Writer – Soaring
Original music for Double Drop
Catherine Paskell & Tim Price