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Underground Places by Marie O'Shea

The scene is a retrospective exhibition of the work of a famous male artist. As the young female curator is interviewed by a journalist, we start to suspect there is more to his paintings than meets the eye.

Marie O’Shea is a short story writer living on the Beara Peninsula. Her work has appeared in, ‘Popshot’, ‘The Galway Review’, ‘The Blue Nib’, ‘The Caterpillar Magazine,’ ‘Literary Mama’ and ‘Storgy’.

Catherine Allison is a voice artist and actor living in SE London. She trained as part of the Battersea Arts Centre’s Development Theatre Company, working with directors such as Paul King, Steven Canny and Phil Wilmott. She also runs Master the Art, a training consultancy that helps people communicate with more confidence, influence and authority in the workplace and beyond. 

Produced by Martin Nathan

Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and a railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica. His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing.

Photograph is by Martin Nathan.

Stray Dogs and Cowboys by Steve Wade

An Irish farmer, Liam Og, decides to leave his farm to his unknown American nephew.

This short story was written and read by Steve Wade.

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Steve Wade’s short story collection, ‘In Fields of Butterfly flames’, was published in October 2020 by Bridge House Publishing. His fiction has been published and anthologised in over fifty print publications. His short stories have won, been placed and shortlisted in numerous writing competitions.

Winner of the Short Story category in the Write By the Sea Writing Competition in 2019. First Prize Winner of the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Writing Competition 2020. 

www.stephenwade.ie

This short story was produced by Tabitha Potts.

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Salvage by Martin Nathan

SALVAGE is set in Tide Mills, an abandoned village near Newhaven on the Sussex coast.

The traces of the mill and the childrens’ home can still be seen on the shingle beach.

Content warning: this drama contains some material listeners might find distressing

The piece was directed by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson

Cast:

JANE – Rubie Ozanne

BILL – Lewis Jenkins

SAM – Kieran Dooner

IAN – Hamish Brewster

FRED – Luke Blackwood-Stevenson

Recording engineer: Max Jukes

Script, music and location sounds: Martin Nathan

A location-based piece with audio triggered within the Tide Mills site will be released soon.

Martin Nathan’s short fiction and poetry has appeared in a range of journals and his novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. His dramatic writing has been shortlisted for the Nick Darke award and the Woodward International Prize.

Loverman by Lindsay Gillespie

Livingstone Franklin, a hospital cleaner, has a side hustle as a soul singer – and a crush on a beautiful colleague.

This story is written by Lindsay Gillespie, a Lewes-based writer. It is read by Luke Blackwood-Stevenson.

The producer is Martin Nathan. Martin Nathan has worked as a labourer, showman, pancake chef, fire technician, and railway engineer. His short fiction has been published by Tangent Press, HCE and Grist and his poetry has appeared in Finished Creatures, Erbacce and Aesthetica.

His novel – A Place of Safety is published by Salt Publishing. In 2020 he has been shortlisted for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize and the Nick Darke Award.

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Photo by Octavio Lopez at Morguefile.com

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