Written by caroline

In 2020, I was commissioned by Rosemary Hill of The Play’s The Thing theatre company to realise an audio version of a new play, Middlescence, by Sarah Wanendeya. There was a brief window of opportunity in October when we were able to record.

When I had first read the script, I imagined a very close-mic’d recording in order to turn what had been developed as a stage play into a piece for headphone listening. I used binaural and other spatial techniques to situate a listener at the centre of this exploration of a woman’s experience through time that featured the wonderful voices of Sarah Wanendeya, Antonia Beamish, Caroline Partridge and Michelle Moran.

Antonia Beamish, Caroline Partridge, Michelle Moran, Sarah Wanendeya Photo: Simon Raynor