75 million people listen to podcasts every month. With huge audiences and low production costs the audio drama and podcast form are becoming an increasingly tantalising form to writers wanting to tell the very best stories to a huge and engaged audience. Join Oxford Writers’ House, Film Oxford and the Audio Drama Production Podcast to find out about the opportunities audio drama brings to your writing. Find out all about writing, commissioning, producing and get inspired to write some of your own!
DateWed 8 Nov, 2017 @ 7:00PM
54 Catherine Street
Oxford OX4 3AH
Serial, Nightvale, We’re Alive: Since 2005 the growth of podcasts dramas alongside audio books and traditional radio drama has greatly expanded opportunities for writers and producers alike. Telling stories with sound affords the writer enormous creative opportunities in a market where the audience is global and successful shows have attracted downloads in the tens of millions.
Join Oxford Writers' House, Film Oxford and the Audio Drama Production Podcast to find out about the opportunities audio drama brings to your writing. The evening will include a chance to talk with some of leading lights in the industry, to learn about what attracted them to the medium, the possibilities offered by new business models and the chance to get inspired to write some audio drama of your own.
Wednesday 8th November 2017 7pm – 9.30 pm
Tickets cost £6 and are strictly limited to 40
Robert is a writer, director and producer whose Wireless Theatre credits include directing all nine episodes of the award-winning series The Springheel Saga, as well as Burke and Hare, Kindred and Crooker’s Kingdom. He has recently directed WTC’s production of In Their Own Words, a series of letters for history for Audible, starring Daniel Mays, Martin Shaw, Miriam Margoyles and Robert Bathurst.
With Jack Bowman, he co-wrote The Springheel Saga, live horror show Phonophobia, and the award-winning H.G. Wells homage, Dead London. He also produced The Mighty Carlins, and lectures in voice-reel preparation for LAMDA and RADA.
Outside of Wireless Theatre, Robert’s theatre credits include directing the original production of Frozen at the Etcetera Theatre (2006), co-writing The Night of the Hellhound: LIVE! (2014) and working on LOST Theatre’s 2015 revival of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem. His film credits include writing and directing the 2009 feature film Liar’s Dice (Callow Hill Pictures), which he’s currently adapting for the stage.
Elizabeth Campbell is the Production Manager of the award winning audio sitcom Wooden Overcoats, currently recording its third season. Elizabeth has been involved in producing and creating live comedy for many years, including stand-up, sketch comedy, and competitive improv. Elizabeth is a regular cast member and writer for the historic Middle Temple Revels, and used to run Cambridge University's Wolfson Howler stand-up night. Elizabeth studied theatre and film acting at the Montreal School of Performing Arts. She writes comedy songs and sketches, and has previously been a regular writer for NewsRevue. She is also a practising lawyer.
Jack Bowman is one of the founder members of the Wireless Theatre Company, working as a writer, director and producer. Nominated for Best Radio Creative in 2011, his notable credits include directing Stephen Fry in We Are The BBC, Brian Blessed and Jo Brand in the Life At Death's Door documentary series, the HG Wells inspired Dead London, and co-creating and producing the multi-award winning Victorian Horror/Fantasy epic, The Springheel Saga.
Outside of Wireless Theatre, he wrote two binaural productions for 3D Horror-Fi, wrote and directed Bear With Me for the London Festival Fringe, and produced Moving Theatre's Carmen. More recently, he has worked with Wireless Theatre Ltd and Audible UK's Treasure Island and produced their latest all-star release, Murder On The Orient Express, lead by Tom Conti, Sophie Okonedo and Eddie Marsan for their Audible Originals brand.