The initial days of the theatre shutdown saw a rush to put work online that mimicked the theatre experience. That means that there was often a strong visual component. Because theatre is, after all, often a strongly visual medium. Some critics (but not me) wouldn’t moan about designers’ theatre if it wasn’t. But now audio work is also emerging more strongly, and the latest is this 10-part audio series written by the veteran playwright David Rudkin whose work has always been drenched in place and haunted by landscape. Directed by the excellent New Perspectives’ Jack McNamara, and performed by big name actors including Juliet Stevenson, Toby Jones, Stephen Rea and others, the plays move through time and invoke place to tell hidden stories embedded in different locations across the British Isles.
"PlacePrints are quite unlike anything written about the 'place' of place and the meanings of belonging, of the necessity to listen to the land." Gareth Evans Hidden voices and haunted landscapes are conjured up in ten unique stories from the imagination of visionary writer David Rudkin. Join a stellar cast including Juliet Stevenson, Toby Jones, Josie Lawrence, Michael Pennington and Stephen Rea, among many others on an enlightening journey across the British Isles with this dramatic audio cycle that will transform your sense of the landscape around you.