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Based on the incredible true story of a small town in Essex that blockaded itself for 10 months protesting live animal exports, Humane is a timely new six-part audio drama by writer Polly Creed.
1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
Cast and crew
Written by Polly Creed
Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
Sound design - David Roocroft
Original music by Tingying Dong
Alice - Marcia Lecky
Linda - Francesca Isherwood
Bev - Louise Jameson
Em - Rose Reade
Michael - Esmonde Cole
Beryl - Margaret Ashley
Mark - Luke Barton
Ralph -Graham Seed
Other parts played by members of the cast.




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Humane True Name Theatre

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Based on the incredible true story of a small town in Essex that blockaded itself for 10 months protesting live animal exports, Humane is a timely new six-part audio drama by writer Polly Creed.
1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
Cast and crew
Written by Polly Creed
Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
Sound design - David Roocroft
Original music by Tingying Dong
Alice - Marcia Lecky
Linda - Francesca Isherwood
Bev - Louise Jameson
Em - Rose Reade
Michael - Esmonde Cole
Beryl - Margaret Ashley
Mark - Luke Barton
Ralph -Graham Seed
Other parts played by members of the cast.




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    Humane: Episode 6 (hosted by the Arcola Theatre)

    Humane: Episode 6 (hosted by the Arcola Theatre)

    The season finale! The protestors are shocked when one of their number dies suddenly. But what really happened? Who is responsible for his death? What secrets lie in hidden in his past? As Alice and Linda, begin to pursue these questions, they realise they don't know each other as well as they thought they did...
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.


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    • 28 min
    Humane: Episode 5: (hosted by Compassion in World Farming)

    Humane: Episode 5: (hosted by Compassion in World Farming)

    The townspeople mark the six month milestone since the blockade began. However, a dark cloud descends as Michael, Alice's son, goes missing...
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.


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    • 12 min
    Humane: Episode 4 (hosted by True Name Productions)

    Humane: Episode 4 (hosted by True Name Productions)

    As the blockade continues, the media attention increases and the protestors grow closer. For teenager, Em, the protests become a kind of salvation...
    Episode 4 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth.
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.

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    • 17 min
    Humane : Episode 3 (hosted by Theatre Deli Sheffield)

    Humane : Episode 3 (hosted by Theatre Deli Sheffield)

    The situation begins to escalate as the people of Brightlingsea decide to blockade the town. The police are called and tensions increase.
    Episode 3 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth. This episode is brought to you with Theatre Deli Sheffield.
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.

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    • 23 min
    Humane: Episode 2 (hosted by The Omnibus Theatre)

    Humane: Episode 2 (hosted by The Omnibus Theatre)

    Linda and Alice meet and begin to hatch a plan to take on the exporters? However, can they persuade the rest of the town to take on infamous exporter, Richard Culver?
    Episode 2 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth. This episode is brought to you with The Omnibus Theatre.
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.

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    • 25 min
    Humane : Episode 1 (hosted by The Pleasance)

    Humane : Episode 1 (hosted by The Pleasance)

    A new six-part audio drama from True Name Theatre. This episode is brought to you with Pleasance Theatre.
    1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.
    Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.
    Cast and crew
    Written by Polly Creed
    Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner
    Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 
    Sound design - David Roocroft
    Original music by Tingying Dong
    Alice - Marcia Lecky
    Linda - Francesca Isherwood
    Bev - Louise Jameson
    Em - Rose Reade
    Michael - Esmonde Cole
    Beryl - Margaret Ashley
    Mark - Luke Barton
    Ralph -Graham Seed
    Other parts played by members of the cast.



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    • 32 min

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