12 episodes

Welcome to The PlayStream Podcast - a collection of audio dramas and comedies from Coracle, a company based in Newcastle/Gateshead. Coracle are dedicated to nurturing new writing talent and creating quality audio drama and theatre. Bold story-telling is at the heart of our work.

The podcast contains original plays from our resident writer Arabella Arnott, as well as commissioned podcasts written as reaction pieces to accompany our live theatre productions.

Feel free to check our other work on our website and follow us on various social media! - www.coracleproductions.com

PlayStream Coracle

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Welcome to The PlayStream Podcast - a collection of audio dramas and comedies from Coracle, a company based in Newcastle/Gateshead. Coracle are dedicated to nurturing new writing talent and creating quality audio drama and theatre. Bold story-telling is at the heart of our work.

The podcast contains original plays from our resident writer Arabella Arnott, as well as commissioned podcasts written as reaction pieces to accompany our live theatre productions.

Feel free to check our other work on our website and follow us on various social media! - www.coracleproductions.com

    IN TRAFFIC by Claire-Marie Perry

    IN TRAFFIC by Claire-Marie Perry

    IN TRAFFIC by Claire-Marie Perry

    Sometimes it's easier to hide behind the silence than to face up to the truth. But Joanne can't keep pretending as she visits her mum's home once more...

    The second reaction piece to our new production "Pod" coming up in Autumn 2021 - more details on www.coracleproductions.com

    Performed by Judi Earl and Sarah Lewis Obuba
    Directed by Matt Jamie
    and Music by Ketsa freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa (used under Creative Commons creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

    • 17 min
    CONDITION USED by Alison Carr

    CONDITION USED by Alison Carr

    When Izzy goes online for a gift for Mother's Day, she's surprised to discover one particular item on Facebook Marketplace...
    The fist reaction piece to our new production "Pod" coming up in Autumn 2021 - more details on www.coracleproductions.com

    Written by Alison Carr
    Directed by Matt Jamie
    with Arabella Arnott and Mahsa Hammat Bahary
    and Music by Ketsa freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa (used under Creative Commons creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

    • 10 min
    Stars and Sh*t

    Stars and Sh*t

    Mum has arranged a surprise road trip for her and her daughter. But her idea of a chance to bond under the stars in Kielder forest isn't met with as much enthusiasm as she'd hoped for from her social-media-addicted daughter.
    A short comedy drama by Arabella Arnott
    Starring Arabella Arnott and Skyla Pearce
    Directed by Matt Jamie

    • 13 min
    Semicolon by Ali Pritchard

    Semicolon by Ali Pritchard

    "It's a semicolon....It's a break. A pause. It's not the end"
    A true story about how a walk home might have been the difference between life and death.

    *Content Warning: Contains themes which may be triggering for some listeners - themes of suicide, self harm, depression.

    Semi Colon is a short radio drama written by Ali Pritchard
    Performed by Declan Wilson and Jake Jarrett
    Adapted for audio and directed by Matt Jamie
    With thanks to Nick Tyler for additional sound effects.

    An excerpt from How Did We Get To This Point?
    Funded by HomeGroup & Art Council England
    first performed at Alphabetti Theatre in December 2016
    Original production directed by Ben Dickenson
    With research support by Allie Davies & Pip Chamberlin
    and dramaturgy by Steve Byron
    ______________________________
    Music Credits (Creative Commons Licence)
    Blear Moon, "Town of Two Houses", "Cold Summer Moon"
    Meydan "Please Wake Up"
    Ketsa "Tired Thoughts"
    all from https://freemusicarchive.org
    and
    Paul Fowler - "Stormchaser" (facebook)
    Ruby Amanfu - "Lover’s Road" (Facebook)
    from business.facebook.com/creatorstudio/

    • 13 min
    SALUTING MAGPIES by Wendy Errington

    SALUTING MAGPIES by Wendy Errington

    A Play by Wendy Errington
    Directed and adapted for Audio by Matt Jamie

    **Content Warning** - some listeners may be disturbed by some of the themes in this play. Head to www.writelonger.co.uk for more information and support.​

    Cast: Janine Leigh as Ruby
    and Lucy Curry as Young Ruby

    with additional voices from
    Jacqueline Phillips, Katie Powell, Arabella Arnott, Amelia Loulli, and Sam Neale.

    "I didn’t need to bury it. I had less years of her blanking me... less of her just looking right through me. I had a few years of being happy... I remember what that feels like.

    You’ll forgive her... them... one day."

    What if we could talk to our younger self, how would that sound? Would we understand how we've become the person we are today? Or would we wish we'd somehow never grown up?

    Saluting Magpies is a tale of trauma, superstition, stories, and survival.

    Produced by Coracle / Matt Jamie
    in association with Alphabetti Theatre / Ben Dickenson
    Supported by Arts Council England

    MUSIC
    used under Creative Commons Licensce from the Free Music Archive
    Click links for details and license info

    --Meydan--
    Various tracks from their album "Havor"
    
freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/Havor

    “The Beauty of Maths"

    freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/T…eauty_of_Maths

    --Ketsa--
    “Maypole” / Above and Below
freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Above_and_Below

    “Hip Hop Instrumental 2” / Emotive Music for Film and Radio
freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Em…Film_and_Radio

    “Reflective” / Different Angles
freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Different_Angles

    "Warm Morning" / Metamporphasis
freemusicarchive.org/music/Ketsa/Metamorphosis

    --Pictures of the Floating World--
    
"Waves"
    
freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures…528/Waves_1217

    With excerpts from the books
    "Milly Molly Mandy" by Joyce L Brisley
    "Charlotte's Web" by E B White
    "Skellig" by David Almond

    • 33 min
    Probably - by Degna Stone

    Probably - by Degna Stone

    “A sharply written meditation on age, race, and fear” (The Stage*) by Degna Stone.

    Half-way through life and the answer to most questions always seems to be the same. Should I stop drinking? Is the planet really f@*ked? Have we left it too late? Did 17-year-old me know more than I do? Maybe I’m asking the wrong questions...

    Produced and edited by Matt Jamie
    Music by SIMRIT www.facebook.com/simritmusic
    Seydina Mboup www.facebook.com/kolektivomusic
    and Jeff McIlwain www.facebook.com/lusine.official

    (*review from original live production in 2019 produced by Coracle as a reaction piece to "Down to Zero" by Lizi Patch. Updated and adapted for radio in 2020.)

    • 15 min

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