Yorick Radio Productions

Yorick Radio Productions

Yorick Radio Productions is a show all about performance and creativity! From theatre to short stories and creative writing, we analyse and celebrate it all. Some of our regular segments include: Theoretically theatrical: A documentary style show about theatre, creative pursuits and behind the scenes info. Scintillating Stories: Where we read short stories. Page Parle: Where we interview authors and performers. Radio Revelry: Where we perform Radio plays.Cosy Critiques: Where we hear from reviewers of books, movies, plays and more.Under Construction: Where we give feedback to audience submitted writing.


November 25, 2023 21 mins

Content warning: Infant death

In this episode we read a profound and thoughtful piece by Nancy L. Glass. It follows a doctors experience of providing hospice care and all the little moments that are so important for both the family and the doctor.

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In this episode we hear a darkly comic story by Philip Whiteland about everything that could possibly go wrong at a funeral home!

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In this episode we are reading two wonderful collections of poems. The first set are by Brandon Shane and the second by  RG Evans. They take us through war torn landscapes, intimately sad and funny moments and ask us to think about what makes us who we are.

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November 1, 2023 42 mins

Happy Halloween everyone!
In honour of the holiday the Yorick team are here to share some of their own ghost stories. We discuss phantom bakers that refuse to end their shift, a parcel from the ghostal service and the ghosts from fiction that made us the writers we are today!

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October 27, 2023 31 mins

Content warning: Murder, implications of suicide

As a special Halloween treat we are delighted to bring you a terrifying play by Ellis Jamieson. In beautiful Elizabethan style dialogue we weave a tale of jealousy, entitlement and tragedy. 

SANTANO was played my MJ Burns 
DONATO by Catriona Scott 
Doctor REVELO by Rosie Beech 
Cara by Arianna Ellis 
And BOX by Ellis Jaimieson

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Content warning: Mentions of torture, death, sexual content

The spooky celebrations continue with a fantastically horrifying story from our Editing Knight, MJ Burns. 
In our increasingly technology heavy world it can be hard to tell what is IT wizardry, and what might just be something supernatural. 

This story was first published  in Tangled Web Magazine: 

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Content warning: Mentions of death and dying

Yorick's favourite time of year is back! We begin our celebration of the spooky season with a beautifully haunting story by Ellis Jamieson, our Admin Magician.

This story was first published  in the Parliament Literary Journal: https://www.parliamentlit.com/ellis-jamieson 

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September 29, 2023 29 mins

Content warning: Body horror

We are already getting excited for Halloween with this eerie episode of Radio Revelry!

This is a horror story focusing on a mother and son, Nessa and Dale, who are hired to assist an elderly woman living alone. Dale and his miscreant friend, Gareth, quickly begin to realise that there is more to Beatie than meets the eye, and that some things should be left a mystery for everyone'...

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CW: Blood and violence between 12:20 - 13:15.

We are excited to bring you the first episode of our new series, Under Construction. We take a close look at early drafts of writing and offer constructive feedback and editing tips in a fun and lighthearted way. 

Our team have volunteered to run the gauntlet first and have offered pieces to be analysed. We chat about the joys and embarrassment of looking back at our y...

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In this episode we read four fantastic poems:

'The Problem with Conservationists' by Grace Giska
'Inheritance' by Corinne Anderson
'As Surely As' and 'Debris That Hurries By' by Ken Tomaro and Nolcha Fox

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September 8, 2023 32 mins

In this episode we interview two fantastic authors, Kanwal Preet and Niki Hatzidis. We chat about how writing has shaped their lives and why it is important for literature to discuss sensitive topics. 

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Content warning: Violence, unwanted pregnancy, miscarriage, kidnapping, acid attacks.

In this episode we read two pieces that explore themes bodily autonomy.
Our first is a short story by Niki Hatzidis about a potential worst case scenario where human rights around pregnancy in America continue to be stripped away. 

Our second is a poem by Dr Kanwal Preet that talks about the impacts that acid attacks have and...

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August 25, 2023 32 mins

In this episode we interview three wonderful playwrights, Paul Stoyle, Matt Hanf and Bethany Dickens Assaf. We chat about their inspirations, processes and the common ground between horror and comedy. 

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August 18, 2023 17 mins

In this episode we conduct a comedic and heartfelt experiment with Dr Nikki Teagues and her girlfriend Claudia. Together they learn the best way to communicate with parental units, and each other. 

The Simulation was written by Bethany Dickens Assaf
You can hear more from her here: https://www.bethanydickens.com/

Nikki was played by Ellisha O’ Donnell

Claudia by Rosie Beech

Robot Mom by Alice Gold

Robot Dad by Ma...

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Content Warning: Murder, Snakes, Racism.

In this episode we have three fantastic short stories. First we dip into a murder mystery for a brush with danger. Then we tend to snakes with a higher purpose. Finally we travel with a young Filipino author as she confronts her dreams.

We would like to thank Winfrey Padlan for voicing Marisa.

Author's social media:

Jack Dowd - https://jackdowdswrit...

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Content warning: Mentions of death and suicide

In this episode we share three Wonderfull collections of poetry by Shane Johnstone, Virginia Betts and Elinora Westfall. These collections explore some of the most specific of human emotions through beautiful language, confronting honesty, and a sprinkling of humour in the right places.

Guest Links:
Shane: https://www.facebook.com/shanejohnstonefiction

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In this episode we hear a wonderfully surreal story about a teenager trying to explain just what happened to her family during the summer holiday.

Read by Ariadne Taw.

The story was first published in Litro Magazine, Vol. 183 (US Print Edition March 2023), and is available online at https://www.litromagazine.com/looking-to-buy-short-stories-that-transport-look-no-further/litro-183-place/litro-183-place-my-polar-su...

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Content warning: Period typical smoking.

This episode is an adaptation of Truman Capote's famous interview with Marlon Brando in 1956. These were two men who, in very different ways, specialised in social engineering. We watch them perform a strange dance of etiquette and manipulation.

In My Soul is a Private Place 

Brando was played by Catriona Scott

And Capote by Rosie Beech

Music Credits:

A Geishas Lament by ...

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July 14, 2023 24 mins

In this episode we speak to the fantastic author Virginia Betts about her love of Gothic stories, the advantages of different publishing routes and the ways that her neurodiversity inspires her creativity.

Virginia's website: https://virginiabetts.com/

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July 10, 2023 2 mins

We are looking for actors for an upcoming production of Radio Revelry, "Thirteen Skulls" by Paul Robbie Stoyle.

Yorick is specifically seeking performers who are Welsh, of Welsh heritage or with cultural links to Wales.  There are four roles available: Dale, Nessa, Beatie and Gareth. 

Link to our actors application form:

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