Music Monologues

Monologue by an emerging writer about the power of music, in the run-up to BBC Music Day.

Episodes

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01Dodo20190610

As part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists, this is the first of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack.

Dodo by Greer Ellison

An elderly woman finds herself trapped in a small aircraft heading for disaster.

Edna.... Brid Brennan

Music - Nils Frahm Says

Directed by Marc Beeby

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

02The Dead Dad Show20190611

As part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists, the second of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack.

The Dead Dad Show by Annalisa Dinnella

A young would-be comedian has a strange encounter on the overnight train from London to Edinburgh

James....Joseph Ayre

Music - Steve Reich: Six Marimbas

Directed by Marc Beeby

The second of five dramatic monologues by young writers inspired by pieces of music.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

As part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists, the second of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack.

The Dead Dad Show by Annalisa Dinnella

A young would-be comedian has a strange encounter on the overnight train from London to Edinburgh.

James.... Joseph Ayre

Music - Steve Reich: Six Marimbas

Directed by Marc Beeby

A would-be comedian has a strange encounter on the train from London to Edinburgh.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Reluctant Spirit20190612

The third of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack. Part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists.

Reluctant Spirit by Athena Stevens

A young girl with a disability describes her relationship with her mother

The Girl....Ella Glendining

Music - Arvo Pärt: Für Alina

Directed by Marc Beeby

The third of five dramatic monologues by young writers inspired by pieces of music

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

The third of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack. Part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists.

Reluctant Spirit by Athena Stevens

A young girl with a disability describes her relationship with her mother.

The Girl.... Ella Glendining

Music - Arvo Pärt: Für Alina

Directed by Marc Beeby

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Every Night20190613

The fourth of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack. Part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists.

Every Night by Steve Lawrence

A disturbed man with compulsive cravings finds unexpected solace when he meets a young woman.

The Man.... Joe Sims

Music - Morten Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium

Directed by Marc Beeby

A man with compulsive cravings finds unexpected solace when he meets a young woman.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05Le Festival De Men20190614

As part of Radio 3's Take Five week of young artists, the last of five dramatic monologues by young writers. Each writer was given a particular piece of music and asked to write a dramatic monologue in which the music becomes part of the soundtrack.

Le Festival de Men by Nicole Lecky

A young woman looks for love at the first-ever Festival de Men.

Candice.... Debbie Korley

Music - George Gershwin: Cuban Overture

Directed by Marc Beeby

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.