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Escapism – Plays to Perform at Home – Up and Running

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June 1, 2020
August 1, 2020

Tired of Lockdown?  Want something fun and creative to do?  Welcome to EscapismOriginal radio plays for you to perform and record at home.  Your chance to star in a radio performance of plays written by professional playwrights.  Open to children, young people and adults of all ages.  You can do it alone or with your household – the important thing is to have fun making something original.  


Record on your phone, computer, tablet or your multi-track recording studio, it’s all the same to us.  Once you’ve finished, send it to Menagerie and we will release it to the world via social media.  Performers and sound effects wizards, over to you…  



There are 4 plays to choose from, each 10-15 minutes long, each for a different number of performers. 


Before you do any recording, click HERE for guidelines on how to get the best results and how to send the recording to Menagerie.   And click on the play titles to take you to the scripts.  


Island Ecology by Craig Baxter.  For 4 performers.  Stranded on a desert island, 4 friends have to learn how to survive without descending into brutality and power games.


Headhunters by Fraser Grace.  For 3 performers.  A crazy journey into a secret world.  Chubber, Lalli and Bodge get inside heads to fix minds, mend pains and flush out bad memories.  But this job is the toughest yet.


The Fall by Vanessa AckermanFor 2 performers.  Hansel and Gretel set the record straight about who they are and what really happened the night they finally got home from the forest.


A Drop of Human Kindness (Female Version) and A Drop of Human Kindness (Male Version) by Danusia Iswaszko.  For 1 performer.  A story about the joys of gardening and the terror of being indoors with the one you love more than anything in the world.  


A Drop of Human Kindness’ is the only one which specifically requires an adult for the role.  All the other 3 plays can be performed by children, young people and/or adults.  


Whether you’re an old hand or this is your first time, just give it your best shot and we will do the rest.