Welcome to Short Plays for Short Journeys, the podcast that brings you new plays by exciting authors, to listen to while you’re on the move. Rich stories are all around us and we’ve carefully selected some of the most original pieces which reflect today’s dynamic new authors. Performed by a diverse range of voices and viewpoints, immerse yourself as we tackle the modern world, one play at a time. This podcast is brought to you by Wild Duck Productions and produced by Susan Conte and Fleur de Henrie Pearce. It is hosted by Elizabeth Ollier. Original music and sound design by Harry Doyle. Don’t forget you can support our podcast and new writing by donating at www.wildducktheatre.com/donate For further information on developing sponsorship partnerships or how to be a part of future seasons please head to our website www.wildducktheatre.com/who-are-we
The Shell Pilgrim by Susan Conte
Do you have to be religious to go on a pilgrimage today? Maybe it’s the perfect time for some self-reflection instead. But if you look deep enough, will you like what you see? We join three young pilgrims as they find big surprises waiting on the road...
Elaine by Billy Brooks
Elaine was sold down the river with a broken heart, for the price of a good story. A tragic tale of love unrequited. Apparently. Elaine was written by Billy Brooks and featured Elizabeth Ollier as Elaine. www.billybrooks.co.ukThis episode is part of...
Brothers by Matthew Huntington
Anyone with a brother or sister will know that feeling. That intense rivalry to come out on top. Be the best and make your Mum and Dad proud. But what happens when it’s pushed too far and what’s the price to pay? Brothers was written by Matthew...
The Tulip Hunters by Rosie Bilton
We’re in Holland during the tulip mania of the early Seventeenth Century and two anatomy students dissect an unusual cadaver. At this time, the tulip bulb became more precious than gold. What horrific tale of deceit, cunning, and murder can bring...
Customer ReviewsSee All
Lovely little collection! Nice for all those walks we’re all doing at the moment! Brought back all the nostalgia of theatre and it feels great. The Shell Pilgrim in particular made me chuckle...
A Must Listen
Great to see that Wild Duck Theatre have produced short audio drama podcasts; having seen a couple of their live theatre productions, I knew the team at Wild Duck would produce some compelling and thought-provoking shorts to consume on the move or to listen to at home. And so it proved. Four original pieces from four new and exciting writers, all beautifully written, performed and produced.
There’s a breadth of topics covered in the series; the enigmatic and haunting modern fairytale of “Elaine”, the simmering family rivalry of “Brothers”, the gothic and macabre story of the “Tulip Hunters” and the poignant and moving “The Shell Pilgrim.” The writing from Susan Conte, Rosie Bilton, Matthew Huntingdon and Billy Brooks is top notch and the Wild Duck Team ensure their high standard of production brings the drama to life. A must listen.
Fantastic collection of short plays! Great new writing.
A fantastic group of short plays, all under 15 mins. I’ve been listening to these on my daily walk, a perfect distraction from the closed theatres. Congrats to the writers and directors, really enjoyable podcasts!