Ears Wide Open

Five plays all set in the dark.

Episodes

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01Soft And Gooey20050530

When a student carries out a test measuring the power of suggestion on her blindfolded ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, she decides to play some rather nasty games.

  • ben....Carl Prekopp
  • robyn....emily joyce
  • steph....Helen Longworth
  • by.... - sheila goff
  • directed by.... - liz webb

    Five plays all set in the dark.

    1/5. Soft and Gooey

    By Sheila Goff.

    When a student carries out a test measuring the power of suggestion on her blindfolded ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend, she decides to play some rather nasty games.

    Robyn....Emily Joyce

    Ben....Carl Prekopp

    Steph....Helen Longworth

    Directed by Liz Webb.

  • 02In The Dark20050531

    Recently dumped Diane discovers herself at a 'blind' party, where singles mingle in the dark, with nothing to go on but the sound of each other's voices.

  • diane....anne-marie duff
  • fliss....miranda hart
  • kenny....simon trinder
  • by.... - van badham
  • directed by.... - liz webb

    Series of five plays all set in the dark.

    2/5. In the Dark

    By Van Badham.

    Recently dumped Diane discovers herself at a 'blind' party, where singles mingle in the dark, with nothing to go on but the sound of each other's voices.

    Diane....Anne-Marie Duff

    Kenny....Simon Trinder

    Fliss....Miranda Hart

    Directed by Liz Webb.

  • 03Surprise, Surprise!20050601

    Inside a giant cardboard cake, we wait with Abi as she is about to leap out and surprise her partner Marcus on their joint 40th birthday.

    Full of uncertainty about the future, she is joined in the cake by an unexpected guest.

  • abi....bharti patel
  • directed by - Peter Leslie Wild
  • miss homebake....Alison Carney
  • by.... - charlotte goodwin

    Series of five plays all set in the dark.

    3/5. Surprise, Surprise!

    By Charlotte Goodwin

    Inside a giant cardboard cake, we wait with Abi as she is about to leap out and surprise her partner Marcus on their joint 40th birthday. Full of uncertainty about the future, she is joined in the cake by an unexpected guest.

    Abi....Bharti Patel

    Miss Homebake....Alison Carney

    Directed by Peter Leslie Wild

  • 04Float On20050602

    Newly single Dave checks into a flotation tank for a session that proves to be far from relaxing.

  • daisy....katy carmichael
  • dave....Robert Webb
  • hal....Nicholas Boulton
  • by.... - - - trevor lloyd
  • directed by.... - - - claudine toutoungi

    Five plays all set in the dark.

    4/5. Float On

    By Trevor Lloyd.

    Newly single Dave checks into a flotation tank for a session that proves to be far from relaxing.

    Dave....Robert Webb

    Daisy....Katy Carmichael

    Hal....Nicholas Boulton

    Directed by Claudine Toutoungi

  • 05 LASTThe Nocturnalist20050603

    Part verse, part comic, fairly surreal and spookily atmospheric.

    This is the tale of two zoo-keepers on the night shift during a power failure.

  • by - Lavinia Murray
  • directed by - Pauline Harris
  • keeper hardwick....rachel davies
  • keeper triggs....bernard wrigley

    Five plays all set in the dark.

    5/5. The Nocturnalist

    By Lavinia Murray.

    Part verse, part comic, fairly surreal and spookily atmospheric. This is the tale of two zoo-keepers on the night shift during a power failure.

    Keeper Triggs....Bernard Wrigley

    Keeper Hardwick....Rachel Davies

    Directed by Pauline Harris.