One story unifies the world. It is the birth story: the practical, spiritual, powerful,timeless, impossible moments that lead to deliverance. Adoptef Surrogate or natural” These are the words I wrote in 2010 about my idea for a verbatum piece of theatre”. And then I took the idea to Jude Kelly. Jude is the author of my residency at Southbank Centre where the idea formed. I took it to Kate McGrath of Fuel and Gill Lloyd of Artsadmin. All of them gave encouragement and support.
Next I approached radio artists Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell. “Why not give the women the microphones” said Francesca. From that moment Deliverance became radio – the most intimate media of all and a new work evolved – radio art. I wept in the studio. I’ve never done that before. it isn’t in the recording. Francesca and I want to tour Deliverance as radio art in theatre. You can hear it.
Deliverance will be broadcaston Saturday night at 10pm on BBC Radio 3.