- Sep. 20, 2012 - SHEFFIELD, U.K. --
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, September 19, 2012 - ‘Cornucopia Radio’ was created in 2008 by a number of local writers and performers to create professionally produced audio-drama/
comedy shows which are then re-broadcast by a growing number of ‘Community Radio’ stations across the UK and also distributed to an international audience through digital platforms like ITunes and Stitcher Radio.
Their latest drama débuted online last week, and is called ‘A Mothers Love’. Written by local playwright ‘Paul Kenny’ and recorded at ‘Yellow Arch Studios’; the story is a hard-hitting tale about a comprehensive school teacher who is sent to prison for abusing one of his 14 year old female pupils. Plunging his mother into a nightmare as she’s forced to examine her true feelings for her only child, and a realisation that their relationship must change if it is to survive the sentence and beyond.
“I’m interested in the way we ‘demonise’
people” Says Paul Kenny the writer, as he explains how he developed the story, “Things are rarely so simple though, especially for significant others like parents and loved ones. I also wanted to capture concepts such as tough love versus unconditional love and empathy versus sympathy. Empathy is quite a complex issue, especially in the context of sex offending but this helps us make sense of someones behaviour, even if we totally disagree or are shocked by it.” He also explains what it’s like crafting work for ‘Cornucopia Radio’, “Like most writers, I’ve had enough rejection letters to wallpaper a small house, but they have such a positive approach. It allows you to learn on the job and develop as a writer”.
Peter Beeston; who created ‘Cornucopia Radio’ is keen to encourage even more people to get involved, “Sheffield is a city of limitless creativity, and producing high quality spoken word productions is a brilliant and easy way to tap into that” he explains, “and with more mobile audio devices appearing everyday, people now want a greater range of things to listen to while they’re out and about. Radio drama doesn’t just have to be the afternoon play from ‘Radio 4’, it can be quality independent audio productions;
made right here in Sheffield”
You can download ‘A Mothers Love’ by visiting the ‘Cornucopia Radio’ website at http://www.cornucopia-radio.co.uk
and if you want to help write future productions or lend your voice to an upcoming recording, then contact them at studio@cornucopia-
For Further Information Please Contact:
Director of Cornucopia Radio
Telephone: 07883 791374