Talawa Stories

Three new audio dramas from Talawa Theatre Company for BBC Radio 4

From Friday 7th May listeners to BBC Radio 4 will be in for an audio treat: three original plays by by three promising young writers. 

Sian Davila, Charles Entsie and Roberta Livingston have worked with Talawa Theatre Company and producers feral inc. to create these showcase audio dramas, broadcast to coincide with Talawa Theatre Company’s 35th anniversary.


  • Michael Buffong, Artistic Director and Joint CEO, Talawa Theatre Company

    "With these three stories, Talawa’s commitment to broadening and enriching the canon of British playwriting takes us in new directions. We are the UK’s outstanding Black theatre company for a reason; the quality of our artists’ work. And to be able to share that on Radio 4 is a delight.”

  • In Running with Lions a death challenges a British-Caribbean family as each of them experiences their unique reactions to loss. Sian Davila’s script is directed by Talawa Theatre’s Artistic Director, Michael Buffong. 

    Charles Entsie tackles sexuality and identity in his play NSA, directed by Jade Lewis. 

    Roberta Livingston offers a comedic exploration of class and gender in Precious Little Thing, directed by Anastasia Osei-Kuffour..


  • With cast members including Sharon D Clarke, Lydia West, Don Gilet, Jocelyn Jee Esien, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Don Warrington, Alfred Enoch, Idris Debrand, Tuyen Do and Jacoba Williams - you're in for a treat with Talawa Stories


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