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Humane

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Based on the incredible true story of a small town in Essex that blockaded itself for 10 months protesting live animal exports, Humane is a timely new six-part audio drama by writer Polly Creed.


1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.


Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.


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Written by Polly Creed

Directed by Imy Wyatt Corner

Produced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth 

Sound design - David Roocroft

Original music by Tingying Dong


Alice - Marcia Lecky

Linda - Francesca Isherwood

Bev - Louise Jameson

Em - Rose Reade

Michael - Esmonde Cole

Beryl - Margaret Ashley

Mark - Luke Barton

Ralph -Graham Seed


Other parts played by members of the cast.









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A new six-part audio drama from True Name Theatre. This episode is brought to you with Pleasance Theatre. 1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us. Cast and crewWritten by Polly CreedDirected by Imy Wyatt CornerProduced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth Sound design - David RoocroftOriginal music by Tingying DongAlice - Marcia LeckyLinda - Francesca IsherwoodBev - Louise JamesonEm - Rose ReadeMichael - Esmonde ColeBeryl - Margaret AshleyMark - Luke BartonRalph -Graham SeedOther parts played by members of the cast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Linda and Alice meet and begin to hatch a plan to take on the exporters? However, can they persuade the rest of the town to take on infamous exporter, Richard Culver?Episode 2 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth. This episode is brought to you with The Omnibus Theatre.1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.Cast and crewWritten by Polly CreedDirected by Imy Wyatt CornerProduced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth Sound design - David RoocroftOriginal music by Tingying DongAlice - Marcia LeckyLinda - Francesca IsherwoodBev - Louise JamesonEm - Rose ReadeMichael - Esmonde ColeBeryl - Margaret AshleyMark - Luke BartonRalph -Graham SeedOther parts played by members of the cast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The situation begins to escalate as the people of Brightlingsea decide to blockade the town. The police are called and tensions increase.Episode 3 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth. This episode is brought to you with Theatre Deli Sheffield.1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.Cast and crewWritten by Polly CreedDirected by Imy Wyatt CornerProduced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth Sound design - David RoocroftOriginal music by Tingying DongAlice - Marcia LeckyLinda - Francesca IsherwoodBev - Louise JamesonEm - Rose ReadeMichael - Esmonde ColeBeryl - Margaret AshleyMark - Luke BartonRalph -Graham SeedOther parts played by members of the cast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
As the blockade continues, the media attention increases and the protestors grow closer. For teenager, Em, the protests become a kind of salvation...Episode 4 of a new six-part audio drama from True Name Productions and John Ainsworth. 1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.Cast and crewWritten by Polly CreedDirected by Imy Wyatt CornerProduced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth Sound design - David RoocroftOriginal music by Tingying DongAlice - Marcia LeckyLinda - Francesca IsherwoodBev - Louise JamesonEm - Rose ReadeMichael - Esmonde ColeBeryl - Margaret AshleyMark - Luke BartonRalph -Graham SeedOther parts played by members of the cast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The townspeople mark the six month milestone since the blockade began. However, a dark cloud descends as Michael, Alice's son, goes missing...1995: Brightlingsea, a small port in rural Essex.Two women, Alice and Linda, wake up to find lorries thundering through their town, carrying live animals in horrendous conditions for export. Although from very different worlds, the pair unite to try to stop the lorries. They become unlikely friends, facing arrest and police brutality amidst the protests, while also dealing with the pressures of motherhood. When one of their group dies, things start to unravel, as they face the differences between them. Timely and lyrical, Humane is a new six-part audio drama about activism, friendship and motherhood and the values that unite and divide us.Starring Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch, The Catherine Tate Show), and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson, this is a timely and urgent story about animal rights, community and the issues that divide and connect us.Cast and crewWritten by Polly CreedDirected by Imy Wyatt CornerProduced by True Name Productions and John Ainsworth Sound design - David RoocroftOriginal music by Tingying DongAlice - Marcia LeckyLinda - Francesca IsherwoodBev - Louise JamesonEm - Rose ReadeMichael - Esmonde ColeBeryl - Margaret AshleyMark - Luke BartonRalph -Graham SeedOther parts played by members of the cast. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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