Three brand new audio dramas are launching at the Chester Literature Festival… in the pitch dark! With no visual distractions and the unlimited possibilities of drama you can only HEAR, lose yourself in a collection of imaginative shorts starring six local children. Travelling from a primary school classroom, to the far reaches of outer space, to 50 years in the future, this is blockbuster cinema… just without a screen!

Between the dramas, lights will come up for short Q+A sessions with the creatives who worked on them: Simon James (writer/director), James Mills (editor/producer) and Hannah Williams (Chester primary school teacher whose students starred in these shorts… before they grew up and went to high school!)

MINIBEASTS
Starring Eden-May Woolford, Ben Nelson and Eira Ainsworth
Three primary school friends have found themselves on different tables, all because of their teacher’s new ‘minibeast’ labelling system: they are now Butterfly, Moth… and Worm. After quickly working out the hierarchy of the learning groups, they start to realise that their designated minibeast may be a more permanent part of their identity than they first thought.

IMAGINATION GAMES
Starring Eleanor Melia and Harry Assinder
Molly and Sam are best friends who battle robot armies and partake in space travel… all within the comfort of the children’s home in which they live. Molly thrives on teaching Sam the craft of imagination, but will the same rules apply when it comes to creating a life outside of Brook Vale?

A COPY OF ME
Starring Ksenia Mangan
Eve’s family loses yet another member when her twin sister is killed by her father’s genetically modified shark. But unlike their mother, who left long ago, this family member can be replaced – cloned back to life from old cells. Eve waits by the bedside to be the first to hear her resurrected sister’s voice when she wakes up – or at least, that was the voice she was EXPECTING to hear…

Certificate:

12+

Duration

Approx 95 mins

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