Best New Radio Plays of 2022

Happy New Year from Wireless Theatre


Happy New Year lovely Wireless Theatre listeners! Before we all get stuck into 2023, are you up to date with all our 2022 releases? Wireless Theatre had an amazingly busy 2022, and loved every minute. We’d hate you to miss out on ‘Open Air’ our latest Wireless Original, the incredible guest productions we featured this year, or our BBC and Audible productions. Make sure you sign up to the Wireless email newsletter (see page footer) to enjoy maximum audio goodness in 2023. We’re always looking for top quality guest productions to share with our listeners, so if you have produced an original radio play that you would like Wireless to feature, our submissions page could be the most interesting thing you have read this year. Lastly, don’t forget, if you’re looking for help with casting, direction, production or all of the above, our award-winning team are available for hire.

New radio plays of 2022

Wireless Original Open Air by Zalie Burrow

Open Air

Our latest Wireless Original, inspired by the story of the Minack theatre. Ruby leaves her pandemic struck London theatre to return home to her father’s failing farm. Can the stubborn pair resolve their differences and create something beautiful?

Oliver Twist Audible Original directed by David Beck Executive Produced by Sam Mendes all star cast

Oliver Twist

Wireless Theatre had the BEST time working with executive producer Sam Mendes to create this dark and grown up adaptation of Oliver Twist for Audible Originals. An all star cast did a fantastic job of bringing this classic tale to life.

What Walls Hold produced by Wireless Theatre and Loftus Media for BBC Radio 3

What Walls Hold

BBC Radio 3 Sunday Feature ‘What Walls Hold’ stayed with the Dickensian theme. Wireless Theatre created the audio drama portions of this radio play, exploring the history and characters of Tavistock House from Dickens to Charles Gounod and Georgina Weldon.

Hell Cats 2 from Audible and Wireless Theatre

Hellcats 2

Wireless Theatre worked on this Audible originals podcast featuring more adventures from the most notorious female pirates of the high seas.

The Ice Children Audible Original produced by Wireless Theatre

The Ice Children

Wireless Theatre produced this exciting and dramatic children’s audiobook for Audible Originals.

Featured Audio Plays 2022

Rum Runner Sue The Lady and the Lug

Rum Runner Sue

Wireless Theatre featured various Icebox Radio Theater productions in 2022, including the first three episodes of the Rum Runner Sue series. Sue is a prohibition bar owner in 1920s small town America, and a seriously competent part time detective, enjoyed by many Wireless listeners this year.

Love for Menabilly audio play about Daphne du Maurier

Love for Menabilly

This imaginative and moving drama from the mind of Jo Ann Challis charmed not only Wireless, but a huge number of listeners. History has recorded how much love Daphne Du Maurier had for her home, Menabilly. This poignant guest production imagines how Menabilly felt about Daphne.

Joe Walsh and the Weight of Despair Kane O' Brien

Joe Walsh & The Weight of Despair

A dark and disturbing tale, Joe Walsh and the Weight of Despair explores the disturbed mind of a young man with a dangerous imagination.

Bog Girl Dina Soraya gregory and Rosabella Gregory, performed by Louisa Clein

Bog Girl

A boy with an incurable illness longs to experience peace and solitude on a final adventure. His wish is granted by an online Genie who arranges his dream trip to a place no-one has ever been to before. Yet as Aldo wanders the deserted wetlands of Lithuania, he finds he is not alone after all.

The unravelling fantasia of miss H from stitched up theatre

The Unravelling Fantasia of Miss H

A unique and imaginative musical theatre production, exploring the experiences of a music teacher trapped in an asylum, from the incredible stitched-up theatre.

Lance Manley Library Detective

Lance Manley, Library Detective

Icebox Radio Theater created not one, but two fantastic detective series this year. This one is perhaps a little more tongue in cheek than stablemate Rum Runner Sue. Lance Manley had many popular outings on the Wireless Theatre site this year.

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