Short Plays for Short Journeys

Short Plays for Short Journeys

Welcome to Short Plays for Short Journeys, the podcast that brings you new plays by exciting authors, to listen to while you’re on the move. Rich stories are all around us and we’ve carefully selected some of the most original pieces which reflect today’s dynamic new authors. Performed by a diverse range of voices and viewpoints, immerse yourself as we tackle the modern world, one play at a time. This podcast is brought to you by Wild Duck Productions and produced by Susan Conte and Fleur de Henrie Pearce. It is hosted by Elizabeth Ollier. Original music and sound design by Harry Doyle. Don’t forget you can support our podcast and new writing by donating at www.wildducktheatre.com/donate For further information on developing sponsorship partnerships or how to be a part of future seasons please head to our website www.wildducktheatre.com/who-are-we

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July 27, 2021 37 min

Eighteen years ago, a group of idealists pooled their resources to establish a communal farm on the West Coast of California.  As the years pass, and one by one members drift back to their former lives, it becomes time to re-read the legal agreement into which they all entered with such hope and promise.  What does the Covenant mean today for the final three?

Covenant Farm was written by Brigid Amos and directed by Susan Conte.  It ...

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Warning: This episode contains occasional strong language.

To escape his messy divorce, Steven decides to return to his parent's home in rural Ireland.  But memories abound.  What can he grasp of value from the distant events of his childhood?

Relic was written by Ash Corristine and directed by Jamie Barker.  It featured Winter Foenander as Steven, Gavin Brennan as Jamie’s Father, and Stephen Taylor as Steven’s Father.  Original...

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July 27, 2021 14 min

We return to Brothers from Season One but now look at events from the viewpoints of the wives.  Are they thinking and saying the same as their spouses or are cracks beginning to appear in both marriages amidst the larger family?

Sisters-in-Law was written by Matthew Huntington and directed by Michelle Hood.  It featured Mia Skytte as Kate and Claire Morrissey as Jill.  Original music and sound design are by Harry Doyle.

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July 27, 2021 18 min

Warning: This episode contains occasional strong language.

Robert’s London home is his refuge and comfort, fully kitted out with the latest smart technology as a sign of professional independence and his worldly success.  But Robert is still on a restless search for love.  What could possibly go wrong?

Butterflies was written by Tony Voller and directed by Susan Conte and Jane Gough.  It featured Jamie Barker as  Robert, Fleur de He...

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July 27, 2021 12 min

Warning: This episode contains sensitive subject matter which some listeners may find upsetting

When Lisa is asked by her local newspaper to interview a small town quilting group, she suspects it is nothing more than another community news story. But as the group starts to open up about how they came to join, events twist into one gripping surprise after the other.

Crazy Quilts was written by Karen Fix Curry and directed by Mair Grah...

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December 16, 2020 11 min

Do you have to be religious to go on a pilgrimage today? Maybe it’s the perfect time for some self-reflection instead. But if you look deep enough, will you like what you see? We join three young pilgrims as they find big surprises waiting on the road ahead.

The Shell Pilgrim was written by Susan Conte and directed by Jane Gough.   
It featured Fleur de Henrie Pearce as Amanda, Craig Barclay as Brendan, and Daniel Emilio Baldock as F...

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December 16, 2020 11 min

Elaine was sold down the river with a broken heart, for the price of a good story.  A tragic tale of love unrequited.  Apparently.
 
Elaine was written by Billy Brooks and featured Elizabeth Ollier as Elaine.  
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This episode is part of the inaugural season of Short Plays for Short Journeys, the podcast that brings you new plays by exciting authors, to listen to while you’re on the move.  

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December 16, 2020 15 min

 Anyone with a brother or sister will know that feeling.  That intense rivalry to come out on top.  Be the best and make your Mum and Dad proud.  But what happens when it’s pushed too far and what’s the price to pay?  

Brothers was written by Matthew Huntington and directed by Michelle Hood.  It featured Daniel Wain as Simon and Luciano Dodero as Dan.  

This episode is part of the inaugural season of Short Plays for Short Journeys, t...

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December 16, 2020 18 min

We’re in Holland during the tulip mania of the early Seventeenth Century and two anatomy students dissect an unusual cadaver. At this time, the tulip bulb became more precious than gold.  What horrific tale of deceit, cunning, and murder can bring together the stealing of fresh cadavers and the pursuit of exotic tulip bulbs  ................? 

The Tulip Hunters was written by Rosie Bilton and directed by Michelle HoodIt featured...

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