To celebrate ten years of our New Views Programme, we’ve teamed up with Audible to bring you New Voices, a collection of ten captivating audio plays that delve into thought-provoking narratives and evoke profound emotions.
These scripts were written by young people who had previously taken part in the programme and have since adapted their plays into audio plays, exclusive to Audible.
Audible supported the New Views team and the writers throughout the adaptation process, giving them hands-on experience in commissioning, audio development and audio recording.
To be able to watch and listen to my script come to life has been a truly surreal and moving experience. It was really important to me to be able to do justice to the story I wanted to tell, and I am grateful to the actors, producers and everyone at Audible and the National Theatre in helping me do exactly that.
Rachel Lane, 2018 shortlisted author of £39
Six new plays have been added to the series, making ten plays in total to celebrate the tenth anniversary of New Views.
The new plays now available on the New Voices podcast are:
- If Not Now, When by Isabel Hague from CAPA College, Wakefield, 2019 winning play
- Teapot Troubles by Loresa Leka from Richmond upon Thames College, Twickenham, 2022 shortlisted play
- Perspective by Mackenzie Wellfare from HSDC Alton, Hampshire, 2021 winning play
- £39 by Rachel Lane from The Becket School, Nottingham, 2018 shortlisted play
- Blue by Rae Webb from Forest School, Walthamstow, 2022 shortlisted play
- Ashes to Ashes, Oolong to Assam by Sol Oberman, from Camden School for Girls, Camden, 2018 shortlisted play
The four plays previously released and included in the series are:
- If We Were Older by Alice Sparrow from CAPA College, Wakefield, 2018 winning play
- Childhood War and Love by Ellie Jayne Sharman from Ricard’s Lodge High School, Wimbledon, 2021 shortlisted play
- Colour Inside the Lines by Jamila Salim from The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Girls’ School, Elstree, 2021 shortlisted play
- Bus Stops by Mia Galanti from Lady Margaret School, Parsons Green, 2021 shortlisted play
Jessica Dromgoole directed the series and worked with the writers to adapt the plays into audio plays. On her experience, she said:
These ten plays are brilliant. Weird, funny, surprising, deeply felt and moving. A crowd scan of what matters. I’m so grateful for NT New Views finding them, and for Audible inspiring these adaptations.