Girls on Radio 4
Theresa Ikoko is an ward-winning writer, Talawa Writers' Programme writer, and long-time Talawa Theatre Company collaborator. Theresa is bringing her play GIRLS to BBC Radio 4, Friday 14th July at 2.15pm in a special adaptation for radio, and read by a cast chosen for the broadcast.
"Radio has broadened my thinking about how I tell stories ... challenging at first and then liberating."
Theresa Ikoko won the Alfred Fagon Award in 2015 and was joint winner of the George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright in 2016. She studied psychology and has a Masters in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Theresa has had a variety of roles in prisons, secure settings and social inclusion/community engagement projects and now works in the area of gangs and serious youth violence.
“ … for me, it’s a play about friendship and resilience; about three girls with names and personalities … I wanted to write about the girls – not the men.”