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Fortnightly audio plays. An online theatre. Currently supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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Fortnightly audio plays. An online theatre. Currently supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

    #33 The Barrel of Laughs by Charles Macpherson

    #33 The Barrel of Laughs by Charles Macpherson

    An anxious patient consults with a therapist about a problem that threatens to destroy him. But, as the session progresses, the patient starts to wonder whether the therapist might be part of the problem. The Barrell of Laughs was written by Charles Macpherson and performed by David Verrey and Sam Thorpe Spinks. It was directed by Max Elton with sound design by Piers Sherwood Roberts.Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging playwrights since ...

    • 10 min
    #32 Slippy Maggie by Miranda Langley

    #32 Slippy Maggie by Miranda Langley

    You have been listening to Slippy Maggie, written by Miranda Langley, and starring Lesley Sharp as Jeanette. Slippy Maggie was directed by Alice Fitzgerald with sound design by Nicola T Chang. It was produced by Hew Rous-Eyre. Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging playwrights since April 2020. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter for updates of upcoming submission windows.If you would like to support the work we do, please consider pl...

    • 14 min
    #31 Serve, Fault, Ace by Lucy Curtis

    #31 Serve, Fault, Ace by Lucy Curtis

    The problem with theory is that once you’ve started, you can’t stop.”A student sits down to begin work on her dissertation. She has things to say but she’s finding it difficult to say them, and before long she begins to spiral. You have been listening to Serve, Fault, Ace by Lucy Curtis, starring Rebekah Murrell. Serve, Fault, Ace was directed by Goerge Nichols with sound design by Alice Boyd.Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging play...

    • 9 min
    #30 God of Circles by Billy Brooks

    #30 God of Circles by Billy Brooks

    Foreseeing an endless succession of disasters and tragedies awaiting them beneath the streets of London, Charlotte and Samuel will do anything it takes in order to stay out of harm’s way. You have been listening to God of Circles by Billy Brooks, starring Amelia Bullmore and Tom Rosenthal. God of Circles was directed by Max Elton with sound design by Marcus Rice. Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging playwrights since April 2020. Visi...

    • 10 min
    #29 Deja Vu by Sarah Baylis

    #29 Deja Vu by Sarah Baylis

    Passing a restaurant window, a woman feels a powerful sense of connection to a man sitting inside, and is compelled to enter... Deja Vu was written by Sarah Baylis. It was performed by Amy Loughton, directed by Nicky Allpress, with sound design by Joseff Harris.It was produced by Max Elton. Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging playwrights since April 2020. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter for updates of upcoming submission windows.If ...

    • 12 min
    #28 I Love Television by Matthew Stephen Smith

    #28 I Love Television by Matthew Stephen Smith

    Kyla and Dario are here to execute a job. Kyla has a knife. Dario has a secret.I Love Television was written by Matthew Stephen Smith and performed by Tamara Lawrance as Kyla and Philip Arditti as Dario. It was directed by Oscar Toeman with sound design and composition by Jack Baxter. It was produced by Max Elton. Through The Painkiller Project, Bitter Pill has been collaborating with emerging playwrights since April 2020. Visit our website or follow us on Twitter for upd...

    • 9 min

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