Virtual Retreat: Radio Drama Spring 2021

4 March 2021 - 1 April 2021


What Is It?

This is a weekly Zoom course for those aged 18+ of all abilities and experience who wish to learn about acting for radio drama, running for 5 weeks.

Please note that if you attended the Virtual Retreat: Radio Drama in January and February of 2021 that this is THE SAME COURSE.


Course Content

Week 1: This session will focus on getting to know voice type including its quality and character. We will explore a range of vocal warm-ups and then begin to read aloud from Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas. There will be opportunities to listen to others and have others listen to you to give feedback.

Week 2: We will look at storytelling with your voice whilst looking at how an absence of visual cues makes a difference. You will then be set a task of creating you own DIY home-studio!

Week 3: This session will explore characterisation and multi-rolling. We will explore how you can create distinct character differences whilst continuing to drive a narrative. We will also look at how to look after your voice, plus playing with pitch, accents and vocal quality.

Week 4: This session will be about rehearsing a script. Bringing together all the skills we have been learning, we will do a vocal warm-up by Kristin Linklater, a sound check and then rehearse the piece with notes and direction.

Week 5: In this final session we will record the radio play Under Milk Wood that we rehearsed the previous week. This recording will be for us to listen to and enjoy!


Drop in sessions, or full course?

Participants will benefit from attending all the sessions in the course.

To book the whole course, add a ticket for each seperate date (not five of the same date) into your basket. Multiple ticket purchases by the same customer on one date will not be valid for the remaining dates.

Waiting List

If the class you wish to attend is appearing as sold out, please email Community Engagement Manager Nina Graveney-Edwards [email protected] to add yourself to the waiting list for future classes.



Scholarships are available for this course, please email Community Engagement Manager Nina Graveney-Edwards [email protected] for more information.