Lem N Ginge: The Princess of Kakos
The You Play
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Written on the Waves

Welcome to Written on the Waves, a celebration of storytelling, which shares stories to spark listeners’ imaginative worlds, and enable us to connect with each other while we are apart.

In March 2020 many creative possibilities ceased, unceremoniously and indefinitely. After a period of recalibration, we pivoted to create an audio world of storytelling: Written on the Waves.

Season 1 is a co-production between 45North and Ellie Keel Productions which includes partnerships with Atticist, HOTTER Project, and The North Wall.

Work already released and/or announced as part of Written on the Waves includes:

  • Loss and Hope: a trilogy of short audio pieces by Luke Barnes, Tife Kusoro and Rafaella Marcus, co-produced with Atticist. Directed by Madeleine Kludje, Grace Cordell and Jessica Lazar respectively
  • Lem N Ginge: and the Princess of Kakos by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter: a four-part feminist, queer, comedy-quest narrative. Directed by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, with sound design, composition and editing by Tom Foskett-Barnes
  • Rafaella Marcus’ debut play for audio, The You Play: small acts, which makes the listener an active participant in their own play. Directed by Jessica Lazar, with sound design and editing by Dinah Mullen
  • A Passion Play by Margaret Perry, originally a Paines Plough seed commission and now co-produced with Atticist, which tells the story of two teenage girls taking part in their local passion play in a small church in Cork. Directed by Jessica Lazar, with sound design and editing by Annie May Fletcher
  • A new four-part audio play by Lettie Precious, based on Nina Simone’s ‘Four Negro Women’.
  • recognition by Amanda Wilkin, based on the life and music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Directed by Rachel Nanyonjo

We look forward to announcing further Written on the Waves Season 1 projects in the near future.

How to support 45North

In line with our commitment to make our work accessible for all, Written on the Waves is available for free. In order to continue to do this, 45North needs your help!

If you enjoyed what you heard and you would like to support us in the continuation of this work, please consider donating below. Any amount goes a long way, and will allow us to continue to work with fantastic artists and creatives in bringing you exciting new stories.

About 'The 2020 Project'

We hope that The 2020 Project will keep theatre artists creating through the theatre shutdowns and that it will give our audiences a little bit of that connection we all miss sitting in a theatre as the lights dim and the audiences hushes. Jessica Rose McVay

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