Audible presents


by Al Smith

Directed by Josh Roche

“Lying there, drifting up into those ancient lights was exactly like looking into the past. It is looking into the past. History, I think, is just a property of light.”

Charlie Fairbanks was born in the dead center of the United States at the dead center of the twentieth century.

Americans are going to the Moon and Charlie’s sure he’ll be the first one there. But as he shines his spotlight on the Moon, so too does it illuminate the darker side to his nation’s history.

Radio is a story about memory, love and spaceships.

By multi-award winning writer, Al Smith (Harrogate, Diary of a Madman) and directed by Josh Roche, winner of the JMK Award 2017 (My Name is Rachel Corrie).

★★★★ “Will transport you, lift you up with the radio waves and take you to a different and more hopeful time”The Guardian

★★★★ “A gripping performance”The Stage

★★★★ “This really is storytelling at its finest”BroadwayWorld

★★★★ “A performance that convincingly and loyally wrings the emotion from the text”Spy In The Stalls

★★★★ “Radio tunes out the static and reaches in to the heart of human existence”Theatre Weekly

★★★★ “Gillen dazzles one moment with a flourish, then sizzles”Last Minute Theatre

★★★★ “A unique and deliciously specific reflection on one man’s trajectory”A Younger Theatre

★★★★ “Adam Gillen gives us an energetic and compelling performance”The Artiscape

★★★★ “A gripping and captivating performance”Hayley Sprout