Redder than Roses is an intense intimate drama based on the lives of Mary Queen of Scots and the French poet Chastelard. No British monarch was more glamorous than Mary Queen of Scots. No one was more spellbound by her than the Pierre de Boscol de Chastelard. But as he yearns for an intimacy impossible given Mary’s position – especially under the watchful eye of the puritanical Earl of Moray – Chastelard is driven to ever more desperate measures. Celebrity stalker? Poet uncompromising in quest of beauty? Decide for yourself, in an intimate drama with all the intensity of Renaissance tragedy recorded live at the Lee Wood Hotel as part of the Buxton Festival.
Comedy. Ladies was inspired by the very real and very fraught campaign at the turn of the 20th Century to build a ladies’ loo just outside Camden Town tube. Restricted toilet facilities for women were causing social, political and economic problems. Starring Alison Steadman and Rachel Atkins, and recorded live, this is an enjoyable fictionalised account of the real battle for a ladies’ loo in London.
Two students, Arnold Nugent Strode Strode-Jackson and Philip John Noel-Baker, became lifelong friends when they were unexpectedly chosen to represent Britain at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. One became a war hero, awarded the DSO and three Bars and becoming the youngest Brigadier-General in the British Army. The other created the Friends Ambulance Unit, served in WW1 and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.
As of 2014 Stephen King’s statistics included 66 years. 35,000,000 Words. 180 film and TV adaptations and 79 novels. this is a drama in one act that tells the story of Stephen King and Tabitha King. One unstoppable writer. One inspirational wife. Part of the ‘Couples Who Changed the World’ series performed live at the Edinburgh Festival.
Blood and Stone is a 3D binaural audio horror play, so listen using headphones for the full terrifying effect. Based on the true story of prolific mass murderer Countess Elizabeth Bathory, bricked up in her own Slovakian castle for over 600 murders. 3D binaural audio horror written by Marty Ross.