Sounds write at Coliseum

Published: 14 November 2021
Reporter: David Upton

Nkenna Akunna Credit: Tocki Hannah

Oldham Coliseum will host three award-winning new audio plays as part of a national tour from the 13th annual Papatango New Writing Prize, February 1–4.

In partnership with English Touring Theatre, the audio productions will play from free listening stations in theatres across the UK, with copies of the scripts including Braille translations available. Audiences can book a free slot to listen using a device provided by the theatre, or on their own device.

The three productions are: Some Of Us Exist in The Future by Nkenna Akunna, The Silence and The Noise by Tom Powell and Ghost Stories from an Old Country by Tajinder Singh Hayer.

Papatango discovers and champions new playwrights, especially people who would otherwise have no way into theatre. The New Writing Prize opened at Bush Theatre October 26.