BYT Radio

In the lockdown of 2020, we recorded radio plays in isolation through Zoom. This was a new experience for us, but turned out to be brilliant, and we're really proud of the work the actors produced. Click below to listen to the episodes that have been released so far!

The Wasp by Morgan Llloyd Malcolm 

Heather - Elle Richmond

Carla - Francesca Barrett

Heather and Carla haven't seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths - Carla lives a hand-to-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an unexpected proposition...

Directed by Henry Bauckham and Catriona Giles

Produced by Henry Bauckham

The Wasp - Episode 1/3

The Wasp - Episode 2/3

The Wasp - Episode 3/3

Island Town by Simon Longman

Kate - Zafra Howard

Sam / Alex / Liv - Sadie Mears

Pete / Dave / Will - Tom Gill

Kate, Sam and Pete are stuck. The town they live in doesn't have much going on. But they don't really care about that when they've got cheap cider and their whole lives ahead of them. And they're going to break away anyway. Someone's about to get a car. And all roads go somewhere else. Right? 

Directed by Henry Bauckham and Catriona Giles

Produced by Henry Bauckham

Island Town - Episode 1/4

Island Town - Episode 2/4

Island Town - Episode 3/4

Island Town - Episode 4/4

The Effect by Lucy Prebble

Dr Lorna James - Matilda Smart

Dr Toby Sealey - Phoebe Morgan

Tristan Frey - Luke Newman

Connie Hall - Jeannie Tanner

Two young volunteers, Tristan and Connie, agree to take part in a clinical drug trial. Succumbing to the gravitational pull of attraction and love, however, Tristan and Connie manage to throw the trial off-course, much to the frustration of the clinicians involved. This funny, moving play explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine. 

Directed by Henry Bauckham and Catriona Giles

Produced by Henry Bauckham

The Effect - Episode 1/4

The Effect - Episode 2/4

The Effect - Episode 3/4

The Effect - Episode 4/4

Morning by Simon Stephens 

Stephanie - Polly Maris-Shaw

Cat - Áine Atherton

Alex - Joshua Barrett

Jacob - Damil Angus

Stephen - Milo Glaister

Anna - Meg Basham

The end of Summer. Two friends about to go their separate ways. But they will always share one moment. A monent that changed them forever. 

Directed by Henry Bauckham and Catriona Giles

Produced by Henry Bauckham

Morning - Episode 1/2

Morning - Episode 2/2

Autobahn by Neil LaBute

Be it the medium for clandestine couplings, arguments, shelter or ultimately transportation, the automobile is perhaps the most authentically American of spaces. In this provocative collection of one-act plays set within the confines of the front seat, LaBute explores the delicate interplay between intention and morality, capturing the essence of Middle America and the myriad paths that cross its surface. 

Episode 1 - Bench Seat - Performed by Elle Richmond & Jeannie Tanner

Episode 2 - Merge - Performed by Matilda Smart & Tom Gill

Episode 3 - Road Trip - Performed by Áine Atherton & Meg Basham