Originally developed as live shows in Melbourne and the Edinburgh Festival, multi-award winning and ‘two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee’ comic storyteller Sarah Kendall is set to bring her critically acclaimed trilogy of funny and moving stories to BBC Radio 4 starting on Tuesday 28th February.
Sarah is a storytelling maestro, and in these three half-hour shows – A Day in October, Touchdown and Shaken – she gives a unique snapshot of small-town life in Australia in the late 80s and early 90s. At a time when most people were seeing Australians through the filter of Home and Away and Neighbours, Sarah’s shows present a darker underbelly to the stereotype of the sun-loving, happy-go-lucky Aussie teenager.
Effortlessly combining comedy and tragedy in equal measure, Sarah’s tales of her teenage life blend intricate narratives with a cast of memorable characters, providing belly laughs along with moments of heart wrenching poignancy.
Casting news aplenty from the last week, the highlight of which was Cush Jumbo and Lois Chimimba joining Anne-Marie Duff in Common at the National. Also, Indira Varma and Julian Ovenden join the previously announced Aisling Loftus and Matthew Needham in Martin Crimp’s The Treatment at the Almeida. That cast is completed by Gary Beadle, Ian Gelder, Ben Onwukwe, Ellora Torchia and Hara Yannas.