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Cinema streamings

Future cinema screenings from major national theatre companies


National Theatre:

Midsummer Night's Dream  

Various dates until January

Hansard  Various dates until January



King John  29 April

According to most philosophers, God in making the world enslaved it.

According to Christianity, in making it, He set it free. God had written, not so much a poem,

but rather a play; a play he had planned as perfect, but which had necessarily been left to human actors and stage-managers, who had since made a great mess of it.

Orthodoxy – GK Chesterton, 1874-1936

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Radius Playwriting Competition: the reading of the winning play and presentation will be on Sunday 28 June at the Finborough Theatre, Earl's Court.


Radius AGM 2020: Saturday 11 July in the Crown Court Church, Covent Garden, with a workshop on playwriting.  More details in the next magazine.


Festival of Drama 2020: Who Are We Now?

St Mark's, Newnham, Cambridge: 30 Oct – 1 Nov.

Programme: Friday evening/Saturday morning: various plays; Saturday afternoon: the inaugural Kathleen Hall lecture, to be given by Mark Oakley, Radius Vice-President and Dean of St John’s College, Cambridge; Saturday evening: a professional touring production; Sunday morning: Radius President Bishop Stephen Platten will preach and will chair a question and answer session at Sunday lunchtime.


Radius AGM 18 September 2021 

The second Kathleen Hall lecture will be given by our Patron, the Rt Revd Rowan Williams, on 18 September 2021 in Thirsk, North Yorkshire, following Radius's AGM in the morning. Thirsk is on the main east coast railway line. We have booked Holy Rood retreat house, Thirsk, from 17-19 September for a residential weekend, and you can register an interest now.

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Radius 2020 Playwriting Competition in association with the Finborough Theatre opens on 3 February and closes at 5 pm on 30 March. Please email your entry to info@radiusdrama.org.uk together with a completed entry form which you can access here.

Entries will not be accepted before 3 February and will not be accepted without a completed entry form.


Entry is free and all entrants should read the rules here. The winner will be announced on 18 May 2020. Entries should last one to two hours and may be on any subject. The 2018 winner, Hannah Morley, a first-time playwright, went on to a prestigious Channel 4 residency at the Finborough Theatre.


Radius's YouTube Channel with advice for playwrights can be accessed here. For Twitter updates @RadiusDrama, use #RDSPrize2020.

A selection of Radius YouTube videos is now available on the Radius Videos page, including three playwriting How-To videos. If you like the videos, please spread the word on social media.


You can also subscribe to the Radius channel to be notified by email when a new video is posted. Contact us to add your video to the community channel.

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Radius 2020



A lively one-act play presenting the Crucifixion from a Roman perspective. Review here.

Save the dates

Birthday in Bethlehem by Francis Wright

A lively new all-age one-act Christmas play from Radius. Review here.


by Mark Allen Eaton