Here you’ll be delighted by a series of short audio plays inspired by Causley’s poetry, written by playwrights and poets based in Devon and Cornwall. These plays use Causley’s work as a springboard to explore urgent new stories of humans, the land and folklore.
In December 2019, Down Stage Write staged four new plays at IntoBodmin, inspired by the poetry of Charles Causley and in association with us at The Charles Causley Trust.
For our 2020 Digital Festival, Down Stage Write reunited the teams that originally worked on the plays in order to present them again as audio recordings. Each has a very different take on the poems they spring from – so: expect laughter, tears, a little colourful language and a distinctly Cornish point of view.
The four short plays are:
‘Nursery Rhyme of Innocence and Experience’
Written by Olivia Lowry
Directed by Jo Loyn
Written by Mich Sanderson
Directed by Charlotte Evans
Written by Lucy Bell
Directed by Jon Nash
Written by Hugh Janes
Directed by Helen Gilbert
The four plays are accompanied by still images from the original cast productions and feature a number of readings from ‘A Certain Man: Charles Causley in His Own Words’ by Simon Parker.