news

23 sep 2021 – we’re excited to announce our latest commission ‘porgy loves bess’, by acclaimed writer roy williams obe (the national theatre’s ‘death of england’.) the musical will be made for bbc radio 3 and 4 with the bbc concert orchestra and will be directed by michael buffong. it is set in south east london with an original score of contemporary black british music. live performances are also planned.
8 sep 2021 – creative partner fatima adoum is filming new m6 france series ‘la maison d’en face’ in paris. it’s been a busy few months for fatima, who also plays the lead in tf1’s christmas movie ‘noel à tous les étages’ directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner.

19th july 2021 – outside edge theatre company announce the r&d workshops for silas’ play ‘lessons for diving’ at the jerwood space, london. the development week is directed by matt steinberg, and performed by patrick mcnamee, dan wolff and sebastian capitán viveros. https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/Outside-Edge-Theatre-Company-Will-Workshop-LESSONS-FOR-DRIVING-20210721

7 may 2021 – ‘talawa stories’ – three half hour dramas by new black british writers – is broadcast on bbc radio 4 at 3pm on 7/14/21 may. writers roberta livingston, sian davila and charles entsie, with directors anastasia osei-kuffour, jade lewis and michael buffong, worked with cast including alfred enoch, lydia west and sharon d clarke to bring the stories to life. a co-pro with talawa theatre company.
listen here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000w5w0
26 march 2021 – jordan nash stole the show at the bbc audio drama awards, where he won best debut performance for his role as young oli in our first production, ‘oliver : lagos to london’ for bbc radio 4. the series was also nominated for best adaptation.
4 nov 2020 – silas has been awarded the inaugural phil fox award for playwriting from outside edge theatre company and a commission for his play ‘lessons for diving’. judges included barbara broccoli obe, simon stephens and enda walsh who said ‘remarkably it’s his first play and the daring of its execution, his sensitivity and handling of these complex characters – marked silas’ play out … we are all so excited to have found such an original voice.’  http://edgetc.org/phil-fox-award-2
12 oct 2020 – we’re calling out to black british writers … talawa theatre company and feral inc are looking for 30-page scripts from black british writers for a radio 4 commission. interested? check the link > http://talawa.com/articles/calling-black-british-writers… deadline – 1 November (midnight). please share widely

1 oct 2020 – development feature project ‘this is home’ – a sweet hard gay love story written by silas won the hfm market potential award at the netherlands film festival. sponsored by alphapanda and cinemarket. the judges said: ‘We see this film as having a real connection with generation z, and this impactful, very current project will bring a breath of fresh air into the festival circuit.’