Springline Radio Players

Springline Radio Players

Springline Radio Players is one of Oxfordshire most exciting and innovative amateur dramatic groups, Springline Productions. Our total focus is to provide quality radio plays to a world-wide internet-based audience, while adding to our membership with like-minded people.

Episodes

June 20, 2022 47 min

The celebrated medium, Dame Felicity Fermington requests the pleasure of your company at her wedding in the summer of 1938.  She hopes to spend her honeymoon basking in the sun and enjoying the thwack of the tennis balls on Wimbledon’s world famous grass.  However, things take a sinister turn at SW19 and her unique talents are required to save the tournament from embarrassment and potential disaster! 

This is the third of our Dame ...

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Mix five women cousins of a certain age with one book, one secret, and several glasses of wine for a fun and enjoyable visit. But please remember - what happens at the Cousins' Book Club, stays at the Cousins' Book Club.

We are pleased to present our third audio play from the pen of Patricia Motto. Enjoy.

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Sarah and Max have a love story. Well, maybe they have a "love" story, or maybe they have a "like" story. Where does the line exist between those two concepts exactly?

And, in the end, isn’t the real question what is enough?

This is our second audio play from the pen of Patricia Motto who lives happily with her shelter dog, Fosse, in Elmhurst in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, USA where she also choreographs for a...

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This is our second audio play written by Chris and we are grateful for him allowing us to present this to our world-wide audience. Chris lives and works in Alberta, Canada and more scripts can be viewed on his website - www.communitytheatreplays.com.

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We are pleased to introduce Patricia Motto to our Springline Radio Players website. Patricia’s first published work came in the Byford Booster when, at the age of six, she wowed her teacher with two complete correctly punctuated sentences. Since then, she has at various times taught composition at the college level, made sort of a living as a freelance writer, and, because she became fond of nice meals out, graduated from law schoo...

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February 6, 2022 13 min

"Hard Times" was written by Chris McKerracher and adapted for audio by John and David Hunter. Chris is a prolific author and playwright from the tiny town of Calmar in Alberta, Canada. He has an impressive collection of hilarious, inventive plays which have been performed for many enthusiastic audiences in the central Alberta region, as well as in the USA, across Canada, and now in the UK.

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It is December 1937 and the acclaimed medium Felicity Fermington is immersed in seasonal preparations. However, a knock on her cottage door brings news of danger…..where will this lead, what will she do and will the spirits guide her?

Karen McKivitt continues on from the highly successful audio play "The Lost Lamp of Lorrata". And there are more adventures to follow.

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November 11, 2021 52 min

Burke and Hare, the most notorious killers in Scotland's history, were arrested in 1829 for the murder of sixteen people. During the trial, William Hare, after being given a promise of immunity, testified against his former "business" partner, James Burke. Amid a great public outcry, Hare escaped the gallows, was released from custody and then disappeared into the mists of history. But what happened to William Hare? Lis...

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Box and Cox is a one act farce by John Maddison Morton and is based on a French one-act vaudeville, Frisette, which had been produced in Paris in 1846. The original play was used by Sir Arthur Sullivan for his comic opera, which he renamed "Cox and Box.

Box and Cox was first produced at the Lyceum Theatre, London, on 1 November 1847, billed as a "romance of real life." The play became popular and was revived frequently ...

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A gentleman musician, and a plum of a lady medium combine forces in a 1930’s post luncheon séance to reveal the whereabouts of The Lost Lamp of Lorratata.

  • Where is Lorratata?
  • Why do they need to find the lamp with such urgency?
  • What exactly does the Vicar want and will there be ghastly or ghostly consequences?
  • All will be revealed over the next 40 minutes.

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    In the morning  room of “The Manor House” Gwendoline and Cecily are gazing attentively out into the garden anticipating the imminent arrival of Jack and Algernon from the garden.

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    In the garden of “The Manor House”, Jack Worthing’s country estate Cecily, Jack’s ward is studying with her governess Miss Prism before the unexpected arrival of Algernon Moncrief.

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    The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institution...

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    Back in London Mr. Pickwick pays Dodson and Fogg, sends Jingle and his servant to the West Indies to begin afresh, and learns that Emily Wardle is planning to elope with Snodgrass. Mr. Pickwick convinces Mr. Wardle that Snodgrass is a worthy gentleman, and the couple are married in Mr. Pickwick's newly purchased home. In the meantime Sam Weller has been courting a pretty housemaid named Mary, and under Mr. Pickwick's auspic...

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    April 22, 2021 27 min

    The 23rd of April is not only the birthday of the bard with some historical records also suggesting the date of his death, it is one year and one month since the commencement of our first pandemic lockdown. During this year and one month we have all experienced a roller coaster of emotion.  Unprecedented at least within the life experiences of much of our present generation.  Yet at its most fundamental level the human condition an...

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    On returning to London, Mr. Pickwick is taken to the Fleet Prison for debtors because he will not pay damages. In prison he witnesses much misery, filth, and squalor and for a brief time he is victimized by two predatory inmates. There he finds Alfred Jingle and his servant in utter destitution and gives them some assistance. Mr. Pickwick tells Sam Weller to leave him, but Sam has himself jailed for debt to be with his kindly maste...

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    BBC Radio Oxford's Jerome Sale spends some time talking with David Hunter about the latest in Springline Radio Players audio productions, "The Canterville Ghost", by Oscar Wilde and how the collaboration with Open Door Playhouse, a professional theatre company based in Los Angeles, California came into being.

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    March 24, 2021 46 min

    We are pleased to present the first in our collaborative series entitled “Across the Pond Theatre”, the joining of Our Kid and Me Productions in Oxfordshire, UK and Open Door Playhouse Theatre in California, USA.

    "The Canterville Ghost" is a humorous short story by Oscar Wilde. It was the first of Wilde's stories to be published, appearing in The Court and Society Review, on 23 February and 2 March 1887.

    The story is ab...

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    Eventually the Pickwickians return to the Wardle farm to celebrate Christmas and the wedding of Mr. Wardle's daughter, Isabella. Amid festivities Snodgrass continues his romance with Emily, and Winkle falls in love with Arabella Allen, a friend of Mr. Wardle's daughters.On Valentine's Day, 1831, Mr. Pickwick is tried for breach of promise. Due to the rhetorical allegations of Serjeant Buzfuz and to the circumstantial ev...

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    In London, Mr. Pickwick learns that Jingle is in Ipswich and goes there to expose him. Because of a mix-up in bedrooms at an Ipswich Inn Mr. Pickwick is hauled before the justice, a local henpecked tyrant called Mr. Nupkins. Nupkins is visited frequently by Jingle, who is interested in the daughter. Mr. Pickwick extricates himself by proving that Jingle is an adventurer.

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