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Frequency Theatre produces audio drama, and is committed to delivering each and every piece to you for free. All our plays are new writing, and with most no more than around 20 minutes in length, they are perfect for a short, theatrical escape from your normal day.



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Apr 30, 2017 Frequency
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Gary’s blatantly brilliant! He really knows what he’ s doing, you know? I had this meeting with him and he was just really inspirational, you know? He was telling me about the youngest millionaire in the company, and he was all like ‘There is nothing stopping you getting there too, Kacey’. Kacey wants a Porsche. Sophie wants to own a flat. Emma… isn’t entirely sure what she wants. Although she definitely doesn’t want to be running round South Kensington trying to sell things...
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Apr 9, 2017 Frequency
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Finnegan is dead. The wife, the former wife, and the business partner have all assembled to pay their last ‘respects’, and to ask a few unanswered questions such as… how did Finnegan die? A dark, dark comedy inspired by James Joyce. http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/audioforever/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/FinnegansWake.mp3 Written by John Brindley Directed by Vicki Bailey Performed by Wendy Bailey, Thomas Edwards, Tim Freeman & Sian Notley Finnegan’s Wake was produced by Bethany...
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Apr 2, 2017 Frequency
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When a little girl goes missing, the police and public pick an outsider as their main suspect. After all, there’s always a scapegoat in fashion. Dealing with themes of gender identity, sexuality and mental illness, this is cut-throat, powerful drama from a regular Frequency Theatre playwright. This play contains graphic and explicit language. http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/audioforever/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Depravity.mp3   Written and directed by Graham Watts Cast: Charlotte Emms...
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Jan 22, 2017 Frequency
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Frequency Theatre brings you horror, crime, deceit and… botany. Step into Penny’s glasshouse of exotic and surprising plants. Charz is on community service for a crime she says wasn’t her. After weighing her up, Penny decides that Charz might be worth redeeming. However, Penny has her own dark secrets… not only in her past, but in her glasshouse… New drama with a twist of horror. http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/audioforever/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/bytheendcompressed2.lite_.mp3...
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Oct 31, 2016 Frequency
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Written by Larry Greenstein Tune into Heavenly Host Radio where the recently departed – or rather, newly arrived – recount and re-visit their life choices over the airwaves. Directed by Bethany Sharp Performed by David Tarkenter (Adam Best) and Scott Sophos (Lenny Blikstein) Guitarist and composer was Marie Cynthia Beesoon. Other music was: Camile Saint-Saens’ Danse Macabre, performed by Kevin MacLeod, and Maurice Ravel’s The Fountain, performed by Allison Lovejoy,...
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Oct 24, 2016 Frequency
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Written by James Potter Nikki is special. She’s always known it. Her idol, Tyler, a world famous pop singer, will realise it as soon as he sees her… she knows he will! A dark and surprising story from Frequency regular, James Potter. Directed by Sian Notley Cast includes Tilly Hawkins (Nikki) and Bobby Makepeace (Lucas) Produced by Bethany Sharp with assistance from Sian Notley   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/audioforever/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/someonespecial.mp3 With grateful...
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Sep 29, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Thomas Edwards, James Potter, Jane Upton and Judy Upton Comprising of four very different, yet colliding stories, The Love Concept is a piece of audio theatre which crosses the divides of various interpretations of love. Much longer than a normal Frequency play, this piece was made to be listened to over time, at your leisure, or perhaps in the background of your everyday life, to dip in and our of. Most of all, this piece is is a different way to experience the four separate plays...
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Sep 21, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Jane Upton as part of The Love Concept “There was that middle aged couple. Sitting in that café when we were on our honeymoon. Sitting in silence. And I said ‘Never let us be like that, John.’ I made you swear. But you can’t imagine the future, can you? When you’re young like that.” The care home have asked Edith to record her voice, as they say it might help her husband’s fading memory. Speaking into the silence, Edith recalls the past, and speaks of how she tries to...
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Sep 14, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Thomas Edwards as part of The Love Concept “He asked me ‘Why didn’t you follow me?’ And I lied. I should have said because I’m not prepared to sacrifice my pride for you. But I just said ‘Because it was raining’. He said ‘That shouldn’t matter!’ and I said ‘I’m not f*****g Bridget Jones!’ He said ‘That was snow!’ I said ‘It doesn’t matter!’” Guy is drunk, John has left, and Guy hates Katherine Heigl, and every other person who has ever conspired...
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Sep 7, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Judy James Potter as part of The Love Concept “I’ve been thinking a lot lately. About you and me. About me and a few girls, actually… But you were… You were the most important.” Miles is full of regret for his past actions and wants to find forgiveness. The question is, how? Directed by Tony Casement Performed by Ignatius Anthony and Emily Dixon Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/audioforever/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/conversationpiece5.mp3  ...
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Aug 31, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Judy Upton as part of The Love Concept “I suppose I could just drive over there and get a glimpse of Slogan Man as he opens his front door. Does that sound stalkerish? Yep, it does, it totally does. It would be a crazy thing to do…” Romance-seeking Rachel sells t-shirts online, and has fallen for one of her customers… the snag being that all she knows about him is his name, address and his fondness for t-shirts with slogans. With help from the postal service however, Rachel...
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Feb 13, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Julian Brown Two homeless men from very different backgrounds have a conversation whilst begging on the streets of London. Can you see yourself in them? Do they recognise themselves in you? Directed by Kim Bennett Performed by John Rosewarne and Johnathan Claxton Produced by Bethany Sharp http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/broken.mp3   With grateful thanks to Frequency Theatre’s corporate and individual patrons for their support.    
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Jan 21, 2015 Frequency
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Written by Robert Crighton Art, the Turner Prize Winning, nationally acclaimed artist, has a big idea for his next project. It involves religion, it involves Islam, and it involves a very controversial cardboard box. As far as Art’s agent is concerned, the project involves a high risk of death for both of them, and decides to convince his previously pliable client to stay within the acceptable rules of public debate. This play deals with the controversial and very current issue of free speech...
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Mar 28, 2014 Frequency
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Written by Anne V. Grikitis Horizons is a new play made as part of the Essex Book Festival’s Making Waves project. If you look into the distance, you can often miss what is right in front of you. Mavis did that, knowingly, for many years. After the funeral of her husband, Mavis orders an ice cream sundae, and tells her story. Directed by Tony Casement Performed by Christine Absalom (Mavis), Melissa Dean (Paula) and Sophia Zervudachi (Waitress) This play has been produced by Frequency Theatre...
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Mar 21, 2014 Frequency
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Can art and the artist’s politics be separated? The interrogation of the innovative female film maker and Nazi propagandist, Leni Reifenstall, explores one of the most divisive artists of all time. Triumph of the Will is a new play by Ryan Cowling made as part of the Essex Book Festival’s Making Waves project. Performed by Tim Freeman, Simon Kirk, Jo Palmer-Tweed and Natalie Songer Directed by Dan Sherer This play has been produced by Frequency Theatre in partnership with the Essex Book...
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Mar 14, 2014 Frequency
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A budget hotel receptionist, or a purveyor of second chances? Having been stuck in life’s slow lane for too long, travelling salesman Jake just wants to lay down his head for the night, but at this unusual hotel the journey is only just beginning. Selling Shoes in Southend is a new play by Clare Shaw made as part of the Essex Book Festival’s Making Waves project. Performed by Owen Findlay (Jake) and Natasha Rickman (Sue) Directed by Gari Jones This play has been produced by Frequency...
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Mar 7, 2014 Frequency
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Written by Deanna Walker In the Shadow of the Bulldozer is a new play made as part of the Essex Book Festival’s Making Waves project. Essex, 1975: the sound of bulldozers tearing down neighbours’ homes. The threat of Wilf and Nellie losing their home comes ever closer on the delivery of a letter which they can’t quite bear to open. Directed by Graham Watts Performed by Tim Freeman (Bob), Sian Notley (Nellie), David Tarkenter (Wilf) and Christine Absalom (Maud) This play has been produced...
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Feb 28, 2014 Frequency
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Written by Hollie Hughes “No, really – I’m going to fly. Right now. Today. I’m finally going to do it. After all these years.” On the roof, on a f*g break; watching the view, watching the birds, watching the air currents… Directed by Thomas Edwards Performed by Ben Powell (Rob) and Eric Bridgewater (Alister) This play has been produced by Frequency Theatre in partnership with the Essex Book Festival as part of the ‘Making Waves’ project. We gratefully acknowledge the support of...
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Feb 5, 2014 Frequency
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When life goes wrong, it’s easy to think we must be cursed. Yet if we take this thought too seriously, the lines between reality and superstition curiously start to blur… Performed by Sian Notley, Kate Southwell and Mark Jenner Directed by Bethany Sharp-McLeod Therapy is a new play by Steven Lancefield http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/therapy.mp3
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Jan 24, 2014 Frequency
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Every artist needs a Muse, but could you recognise a goddess amongst mortals? Stuck running his father’s second-hand furniture business, aspiring poet, Leon Heart, desperately calls upon the Muses for inspiration. BOOM! In walks Abigail – calm, composed and ethereal. A wonderful antidote to Leon’s self-doubt. But has she been sent by the gods or the local temping agency…? Calling is a new play by Christopher Kell Performed by Robert Crighton, Sian Notley and Tilly Roberts Produced and...
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Dec 13, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Thomas Edwards Two friends are play-fighting, exchanging blows. Its fun, for a while; but there are always lines which can be crossed.  Directed by Thomas Edwards  Performed by Tamsin Steele (Sherry) and Simon Kirk (James) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/batter.mp3
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Nov 22, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Kate Southwell “That’s my duty; to do my job to the best that I can. Shut out all morality.” Everyone has the right to a defence in court. Of course they do; that’s justice. Yet for this barrister sat ‘celebrating’ his win with his colleagues, the implications of the case he has won just won’t go away… Directed by Bethany Sharp Performed by Thomas Edwards Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/dilemma.mp3
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Nov 8, 2013 Frequency
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Written by James Potter It’s the End of the World. It’s official. Only a few hours to go apparently, and everyone is at home with the people they love… with a few exceptions. This surprising play examines the last minutes of a couple’s relationship before time runs out. Directed by Sian Notley Performed by Judith Rae (Her) and Mark Jenner (Him) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/lastword.mp3
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Oct 28, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Judy Upton Milk is milk, right? And beef is beef… except when its horse, of course. When lactose intolerant Megan starts dating dairy farmer Ricky, their exploration into the properties of milk lead them to some very startling discoveries… Directed by Matthew Vere Performed by Emily Dixon (Megan), Ricardo Mussi (Ricky), Judith Rae (Dr Rowland) and Vicki Weitz (Jemima Claridge) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/milk.mp3
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Oct 11, 2013 Frequency
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Directed by Chris Hallam. Performed by Nancy Sullivan, Sue Vincent, Dominic Gately, Stefan Gumbs, Justin Pierre & Garry Shelford. As part of the Mercury Theatre in Colchester’s ‘The Only Way is Ethics’ Festival, an invitation was issued to writers to respond to the following quote from the philosopher Thomas Aquinas: “For the practice of virtue, a modicum of comfort is necessary.” This podcast includes the responses of the following writers: The Servants Tale by Sally Willden To...
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Sep 6, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Mary S. Parisoe When the young and excitable Sally Gilbert asks her favourite Literature lecturer out to lunch, the invitation leads to unexpected lessons and second chances for both women. Directed by Sian Notley Performed by Emily Dixon (Sally) and Wendy Bailey (Amy) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/evilamy.mp3
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Aug 2, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Judy Upton Head of the Highways Department, Jonas, is excellent at stretching budgets and cutting costs… and that’s the most important thing these days isn’t it? Not so when late snow storms hit and you’ve sold off all your grit supplies for a quick buck. Yet Jonas’ wife may have a less than conventional solution… Directed by Andrew Burton Performed by Bea Svistunenko (Chloe), David Tarkenter (Jonas) and Judith Rae (Anna) Produced by Bethany Sharp...
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Jul 26, 2013 Frequency
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A verbatim comment on Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town. In first hand interviews, residents reflect on Colchester’s past, present and hopeful future. Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp This piece was made as part of Fuel’s New Theatre in your Neighbourhood Project.   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/oldestrecordedtown.mp3
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Jul 19, 2013 Frequency
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The sounds of her car accident stay with Lara in her everyday life. Written and Directed by Rich Chilver. Performed by Sian Notley (Lara) and Mark Jenner (George). Produced by Bethany Sharp. http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/justlikepain.mp3
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Jul 12, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Liz Fisher-Frank Two young people from different backgrounds meet on the same hospital ward, recuperating and learning to accept their physical and psychological ailments. They can help each other, perhaps? Directed by Natalie Songer Performed by Nicholas Barton-Wines (Peter) and Daisy Jones (Blaze) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/trailblazer.mp3
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Jul 5, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Rich Chilver A park bench in the Castle Park, Colchester; Burt tries to convince his wife that this really is a place of importance, and a place in which she should stay. Directed by Rich Chilver, assisted by Sian Notley Performed by Mark Jenner (Burt) Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/aplaceofimportance.mp3
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Jun 28, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Armelle Lajus Kept apart for thirty five years, William returns to Mary a different man. Directed by Natalie Songer Performed by Bea Svistunenko (Mary Ann), Mark Jenner (William), Jamie Sillitoe (Boy), Rich Chilver (Ronny), Ricardo Mussi (Doctor) and Adrian Stokes (Father Rickets) Produced by Bethany Sharp Featured music: My Baby Just Cares for Me by The Jack Payne Orchestra   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/underthewillowtree.mp3
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Jun 21, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Rex McGregor OAP Alma is playing up again.  Her grandson, Doug, expects the rest home to take better care of her. However he’s in for the shock of his life when he learns the lengths to which they’ll go to keep her occupied. Bringing the concept of having an ‘active’ old age to a new level, this Frequency comedy contains scenes of action, animals and nudity. Directed by Nicholas Barton-Wines Performed by Robert Crighton (Doug and Old Man), Vicki Weitz (Sandra), Peregrin...
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Jun 14, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Rich Chilver Death by committee takes on a new meaning. Performed by Rich Chilver Produced by Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/isntitjollytodie.mp3
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Jun 7, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Raaj Rana An innocent phone call on the way home becomes a record of something much worse in Frequency Theatre’s first horror play. Directed by Thomas Edwards Performed by Sophia Zervudachi (Helen) and Jonathan Claxton (Jason) Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/thephonecall.mp3
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May 31, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Sophia Sheridan The walls are creaking, the roof is leaking, but Ben and Emily’s landlady is in denial that there is anything wrong with her property. However, the landlady is about to experience a taste of her own house… Directed by Thomas Edwards Performed by Darryl Crawley (Ben), Stephanie Humphries (Emily), Sian Notley (Felicity), James Potter (Peter), Matt Bradbury (The Plumber) and Thomas Edwards (The Presenter) Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp  ...
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May 24, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Christopher Kell Pamela has been left severely disappointed in life; nothing has turned out how she was expecting it to. When she finds a stranger’s handbag and the life contained within it, all the inadequacies of her own life are brought into sharper focus. Directed by Rich Chilver. Performed by Vicki Weitz (Pamela) and Peter Fogarty (James) Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp Featured music: Bitter Heart (Zee Avi) / CC BY-NC-ND 3.0; Autumn Mvt 2 Adagio molto (John...
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May 17, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Simon Goodway Stranded on an exotic island, the slim Hulio and his hefty Captain Endeavour to find a way home. What they discover is an isolated civilisation which thinks bigger definitely is better… Directed by Simon Kirk Performed by Thomas Edwards (Hulio), Robert Crichton (Captain), Jo Palmer-Tweed (!Masa), Emily Dixon (Nula) and Stephanie Humphries (Silinami) Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/oniongods.mp3
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May 10, 2013 Frequency
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“As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly”, Joe’s certain he’s finally going to get this job but with the way he dresses, the way he acts, how is that ever going to happen? Written by David Riaz Zaman. Directed by Ricardo Mussi. Performed by Tim Freeman(Joe), Megan Rogers (Little Joe) and Juliet Youg (Faith). Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp-McLeod. http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/dogmansfolly.mp3
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May 3, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Rich Chilver or Tamsin Steele Rich wrote a play about Tamsin. No, sorry- Tamsin wrote a play about herself but didn’t want to admit she wrote it. Or rather, did Rich write a play about himself and got Tamsin to act it for him? Or all of the above. You decide. Directed by Ricardo Mussi Performed by Tamsin Steele Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/tamsin.mp3
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Apr 26, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Bethany Sharp Simon likes to talk. That. Is. All. Directed by Rich Chilver Performed by David Norton (Simon) Produced by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp   http://www.frequencytheatre.co.uk/podcasts/afterheineken.mp3
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Apr 19, 2013 Frequency
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Written by Judy Upton As Simone is rejected from job after job, she realises how hard it is to stand out. When she sees an advert for “cybernetic enhancements” she wonders if this is the only way she can gain her own unique selling point? Directed by Scott Sophos Performed by Graham Young (The Interviewer), Heidi Mussett (Simone), Samantha Robinson (The Woman), Juliet Young (The Journalist), James Potter (Andy) and Stuart Robinson (The Tattooist) Produced by Bethany Sharp Music featured: I...