DWS Audio: One Year On

This week DWS Audio celebrates its first birthday. In the last year we have produced and posted a wide range of original stories, plays and music  featuring the talents of numerous young people in the Darrick Wood community…and beyond. We would like to thank everyone that has contributed to the blog and look forward to more exciting initiatives in the year ahead.

In 2019 DWS Audio will be launching its own YouTube channel along with a weekly school-based serial drama. In addition, to celebrate one year of DWS Audio, we are posting the first of a series of podcasts exploring issues relevant to the lives of young people.

Thank you for your support over the last twelve months. Don’t forget to subscribe. And keep listening!

 

Suburban Tales: Big Fat Spoilt Cat

Ever wondered what your pets really think about you? Or what the birds actually say to one another? Suburban Tales looks at life from the perspective of the birds and animals that inhabit our towns and cities. And some of them are not unlike us…

Teenager Cath loves her tabby cat. Her cat is the only one who truly understands her, right?

But if only Cath could hear exactly what her moggie is thinking…

 

Cat…Katy Walter

Cath…Ruby Robinson

 

Suburban Tales: The Forgotten

Ever wondered what your pets really think about you? Or what the birds actually say to one another? Suburban Tales looks at life from the perspective of the birds and animals that inhabit our towns and cities.

Pets just want to be loved. Pure and simple. But what happens when their owners stop loving them?

Was it something they did?

 

Dog…Tom Cridland

Cat…Maisy Tomblin

Rabbit…Dascha Vladimirova

Budgie…Katie Blair

Goldfish…Sam Chapman

Snake…Saul Rowe

 

 

Jude Neanor: Simple Things

Simple Things was written to be the theme to a romantic film. I tried to experiment more with this piece, pushing myself to use more complex harmonies and voicing, as well as to write for a solo instrument (in this case the flute and later the clarinet) and accompaniment. Simple Things uses a simple melody (hence the name) and is designed to reflect the peaceful and loving nature of a simple relationship.

 

FUTURE VOICES (Part Five)

FUTURE VOICES concludes with two more original plays from aspiring playwrights.

 

LOOPER by Victor Fernandez (Platanos College) – “There is no end, there is no beginning.” A girl lies dying in hospital…

PART ONE: A man holds a theatre hostage – and makes a strange demand.

PART TWO: Can the same thing be happening again?

 

DISSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY by Precious N’Gbale (Platanos College) – A Year 11 girl vents about her dysfunctional life.

PART ONE: House Arrest

PART TWO: You Decide

Cast:

Teri Ann Bobb Baxter

Matthew Castle

Timothy Knightley

Shauna McLean

Kaajel Patel

Prince Plockey

 

Director:

Rob Drummer

 

Future Voices was co-ordinated by David Workman (Youth & Community Director at the Southwark Playhouse). The project was generously supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, The Peter Cruddas Foundation and the Ashley Family Foundation.