Some of our creative writing modules work with radio production experts to produce high quality audio entertainment. Here are some plays and stories written by our students. Listen and enjoy!

Claire Leek’s play We don’t get snow like this is an inventive foray into the imagined world of Joe, a little girl. Worrying her parents, Joe’s imagination takes her around the world meeting all sorts of characters. But when things go wrong, will her parents question whether Joe’s imaginary world is more real than their own? ‘We Don’t Get Snow Like This’ by Claire Leek

Claire Holland’s play Reclaim takes the listener on a darkly comic world of a couple who, just returning from their holidays, find their house occupied by squatters. Things go from bad to worse; will the couple’s relationship—and their mental health—survive, and will the squatters ever be evicted? ‘Reclaim’ by Claire Holland

Lauren Dayment’s play The Ellison Family Archive is a touching and elegantly written story of a dystopian future where a family—living in a bunker for unknown reasons—have to dig into their past as a way to move on with their lives. ‘The Ellison Family Archive’ by Lauren Dayment

Keely O’Shaughnessy’s ‘The Breakfast Bar’ follows a stagnating man whose relationship is crumbling, and whose escapist fantasy of a North American good life unravels when he encounters a girl at his local Homebase. This ultimately uplifting story has been praised for its subtle complexity and its intelligent use of detail. You can listen to ‘Breakfast Bar’ here: The Breakfast Bar