The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Hear it and Weep

| June 21, 2018

A recent study from UCL in association with Audible has discovered something interesting- however maybe something we audiophiles already knew. Audio Books are more engaging emotionally to people than watching film or television. But, we already know that audio can be the most intimate of mediums. If you’re wearing your headphones or earbuds, a good […]

Better to Burn Out…

| February 27, 2018

The Guardian has a wonderful article about the importance of radio drama in Africa. No other medium is so important for a diverse society. Television and movies still remain within the reach of the relatively wealthy. Storytellers may reign as the most fundamental speakers of tales, but only radio drama has the power to reach […]

Riotous Review

| February 25, 2018

The Guardian produced an article asking what was happening in The week in radio and podcasts: Riot Girls; Between the Ears: A Cow a Day. Miranda Sawyer has problems with much of the dialogue in modern audio dramas. Here’s a snippet of her article: Radio drama. Oh God. I try, really I do, but so […]

Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic?

| February 25, 2018

This article in The Guardian asks the question: Should Radio Drama Be More Realistic? Fiona Morrell as the question. Here’s her argument. What do you think? I’ve recently been working with the playwright Nell Dunn, directing her latest play, Home Death, at the Finborough theatre. The play examines the palliative care system through the eyes of people […]

BBC Must Not Become BCE

| May 2, 2016

Some folks are quite concerned with the latest budget considerations for the famous British Broadcasting Corporation. Public radio has a long history of audio drama in England, and if the mother country wants to avoid the terrible state that conservatism has placed the CBC in Canada, they might do well to listen to the words […]

Tiger Bones

| March 9, 2016

Often we see plays transformed into radio drama, but it’s rare to see original radio drama turned into stage plays. But that’s the case with Ted Hughes‘ work “Tiger Bones and Other Stores”. The Guardian has an article that explains how Hughes original morality tales were broadcast live into schools in the sixties, and have now […]

From Tape to Strip

| October 11, 2015

From audio tape to film strip as hit Radio 4 play from Morwenna Banks makes its way to Hollywood. Great audio drama scripts get worked into movies at times and this story about the tragedy of cancer among a group of friends is no exception. Banks who has made a name for herself writing comedic characters […]