A couple of years ago, I wrote a radio play. The plan was for our drama group to perform and record it in front of a live audience.
Unfortunately, this was the year when the volcano in Iceland threw up a shedload of volcanic ash, and grounded most of the planes over Europe. This resulted in some of the key people being stranded abroad, and combining this with other bits of life that got in the way, the idea had to be shelved.
To be honest, I wasn’t too upset that the project didn’t go ahead. it would have been great to see the reaction from the audience, but the experience of writing for a different media had been a big eye opener, and good fun.
A few years have passed since then, and the momentum to record the radio play has started to gather pace. The initial plans are for us to do it in September/October. The only problem is, that the play is quite short and only lasts for about twenty minutes. Let’s face it, we can’t expect the audience to turn up, sit through the play and then go home again. We need at least one more play to perform.
Luckily, I have a couple of ideas that I’ve been mulling around for a while. It looks like I am now writing a couple more plays, with a deadline of September.
As they tend to say: Watch this space!