Revolution, Murder and Traffic Wardens – an original comedy drama from the acclaimed Wireless Theatre Company has its live launch on Wednesday 24th February, 2016.
A new podcast comedy drama inspired by the brutal efficiency of traffic wardens is the latest production from the multi-award winning Wireless Theatre Company, whose collaborators have included Dominic West, Bill Bailey, Stephen Fry and Jo Brand.
Written by Haydn Jones, a consultant and comedy writer, Revolution, Murder and Traffic Wardens was born from Jones’ frustration at receiving a salvo of parking tickets and his subsequent thoughts of insurgency and revenge. Haydn’s anti-hero, Mike Crilly, quickly finds that others harbour similar thoughts and the whole venture, inevitably, goes off-road and deliciously out-of-hand.
Wireless Theatre Company is a multi-award winning (British Public Radio Awards, Radio Production Awards) audio theatre company producing original radio drama across a variety of genres. The company creates a platform for up and coming writing and acting talent and interesting new ways of producing audio theatre.
Now with over 150 original new dramas to download from their website – www.wirelesstheatre.co.uk – Wireless Theatre Company release two new dramas a month for their many subscribers. The company also performs several live recordings for theatres nationwide, as well as producing original content for Audible UK and BBC Radio 4.
Among the talented voices appearing in their productions are Martin Shaw, Richard E Grant, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Colin Salmon, Russell Tovey, Bernard Cribbins, Rebecca Hall, Owen Teale and Max Beesley.
Revolution, Murder and Traffic Wardens is a story about Mike Crilly, and his mission to get even. With a somewhat reluctant and incompetent posse of insurgents in tow, Mike is determined to make his presence felt on the parking enforcement scene, but someone else has the local traffic wardens in their sights too. As factions collide, and the bodies pile up, the support group, Warden Welfare, provides a safe haven for the distressed parking attendants within the borough. Meanwhile, Mike’s ‘revolution’ turns into a fight for his own survival. Jack Bauer-style, Mike steps into the abyss to clear his name…
“There are only three things which are certain in life; death, taxes and parking tickets” says writer Haydn Jones. “Revolution, Murder and Traffic Wardens came to me instinctively after I suffered a salvo of tickets. Determined to do something about it, I set to, obsessed with the idea of revolution.”
The project was brought to life under the watchful eye of Lynne Parker, founder and executive producer of Funny Women. “Our team has been working with Haydn Jones to develop his script and ideas for the last year. This has been a wonderful opportunity for us to work with Wireless Theatre and create an independent production as a showcase for Haydn’s work.”
Join those behind Revolution, Murder and Traffic Wardens on Wednesday, 24 February, from 7.30pm, at The Crypt, St James Church, Clerkenwell with drinks, Revolution Cupcakes and a panel discussion on traffic wardens.
Writers, Haydn Jones and Kate Stone
Producer, Lynne Parker (founder of Funny Women)
Director, Jack Bowman
Artistic Director Wireless Theatre, Mariele Runacre Temple
Actors, Daniel Carter-Hope, David Bibby, Simon Burbage, Bill Calvert, Anna Maria Nabirye, Jenny Bolt .An excerpt from the show will be played and the links to both episodes (see above) will go live.
St James Church
London EC1R 0EA