LGBTQ+ Stories

LGBTQ+ Stories

Audio dramas and comedies that write LGBT+ characters firmly back into the story. Including the wonderfully funny Purdy and Chase, and the three part play ‘Wild Elusive Butterflies’, which contains very strong language and adult themes. Learn more about these plays.

A Gentleman of my Own Making
Wireless Theatre Ltd Audio Drama
A Gentleman of My Own Making
  • A Gentleman of My Own Making

    A Gentleman of My Own Making

    Apr 25, 2020 • 00:52:13

    A Gentleman of My Own Making is based on the true story of Michael Dillon, born Laura Dillon, who gave herself over to the first gender reassignment surgery, becoming Michael, and changing the world. An inspirational story from the 'couples Who Changed the World' season performed and recorded live at…

  • Elegy


    Apr 25, 2020 • 00:44:43

    Based on interviews with gay Iraqi refugees, ‘Elegy’ is a moving and impassioned cri de coeur exposing the horrific realities of post-liberation Iraq and the UK asylum process. A young man pieces together a personal story; his is a flight from tragedy through a no-man’s land of empty train stations,…

  • His Most Obedient Servant

    His Most Obedient Servant

    Apr 26, 2020 • 00:43:25

    Set in late-Victorian England, this drama explores the tragic effects of Victorian attitudes to homosexuality, and how it affected politicians and artists. These including Oscar Wilde, his lover Bosie and Bosie's brother Francis, personal secretary and rumoured lover to Lord Rosebery and son of the Marquis of Queensberry.

  • Purdy and Chase Episode 1

    Purdy and Chase Episode 1

    Apr 18, 2020 • 00:13:19

    A 4 part sitcom from the extremely funny pen of Dawn Crumpler. Novice private investigators and best friends, Pen Purdy and Daisy Chase negotiate a heady mix of insurance fraud and mystery shopping in small town Wexton. Will they find their feet in their new venture, and lay some ghosts…

  • Purdy and Chase Episode 2

    Purdy and Chase Episode 2

    Apr 18, 2020 • 00:14:37

    Private investigating duo and best friends Pen Purdy and Daisy Chase are mystery shoppers at The Shingle Hotel

  • Purdy and Chase Episode 3

    Purdy and Chase Episode 3

    Apr 18, 2020 • 00:14:34

    Pen is finally on a date with Izzy (when she’s not in the loo).

  • Purdy and Chase Episode 4

    Purdy and Chase Episode 4

    Apr 18, 2020 • 00:15:59

    Pen and Daisy are beginning to show signs of competence.

  • The Ballad of C3.3

    The Ballad of C3.3

    May 2, 2020 • 00:58:45

    The Ballad of C3.3. Oscar Wilde was incarcerated in Reading after being convicted of homosexual offences in 1895 and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. During his imprisonment, he wrote the poem ‘The Ballad of Reading Gaol’ which was published by Leonard Smithers in 1898 under the name C.3.3 which…

  • Wild Elusive Butterfly Act I

    Wild Elusive Butterfly Act I

    May 2, 2020 • 01:20:50

    In Act One of Wild Elusive Butterfly, cargo vessel Turmoil prepares to set sail for the Southern Ocean. Shipowner Daisy Ballantyne and cargo owner Tom Devine negotiate terms and conceal desire. Pregnant Jill and husband Jack explore the limits of marriage. John and Peter enjoy contentment. Primordial spirits feel undervalued,…

  • Wild Elusive Butterfly Act II

    Wild Elusive Butterfly Act II

    May 2, 2020 • 00:59:35

    Tom finds life after death on a South Sea Island, and Jill confronts the unexpected consequences of childbirth