Loading... Please wait...



    by Nick Wilkes


Comedy Play Script: 'Radiodram' by Nick WilkesRadiodram is a comedy about a small Scottish radio station, based in a defunct distillery and the dedicated crew that 'man' the airways.

In a remote Scottish coastal town, this smallest of radio stations was conceived many years ago to ‘preserve traditional Scottish music’, and ‘unite the Glens with a sense of community’, and is fiercely protected and governed by the Rev Douglas Balmacara, brother of the late founder.

Angus, his nephew, longs to bring the station up to date, to maybe play songs other than traditional Scottish music, perhaps to even broadcast on the internet? But could such groundbreaking changes ever be made in this traditional deep-rooted community. Not yet, and certainly not by him.

Then, for a financial incentive, Alex, a work-experience placement arrives from Strathclyde University, and instantly sets the cat amongst the pigeons. Modern, English, and worse… a woman! Will the airwaves ever be the same again?

Callum, the local Gravedigger and coffin-carrier, Duncan, the nighttime disk-jockey now happily retired from a life on the oil-rigs and Angus, a little too excited by the presence of Alex, all have a hand to play in the future of the station, but is Radiodram really there to keep the airwaves humming? Or is it hiding a larger secret…


(4m, 1f)

  •   Duncan McKalpine - 50s, big beard
  •   Angus Balmacara - 30s, slim, big beard
  •   Callum Balmacara - older than Angus, rougher around the edges, big beard, scruffy yet gentle
  •   Rev Douglas Balmacara - 60s, very smart, big-beard, confident, carries himself with a statesmanlike air
  •   Alex - mid 20s, English, looks like she might be fairly interested in motorbikes, a bit of a tomboy (f)

Get your free preview script or order other items now ...
  • Preview E-Script (Radiodram)
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Radiodram)
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • E-Script (Radiodram)
    £3.75 E-Script (Radiodram)
    The full script provided as a pdf file for A4 size paper. You have a maximum of three attempts to download the file within a period of 30 days after the order date. You are licensed to print this once for your personal use...
  • Printed Script (Radiodram)
    £7.95 Printed Script (Radiodram)
    A printed script provided as an A5 paperback acting edition. You are licensed to use this for your personal use. If you want to make multiple copies for use at rehearsals, a Script Copying Licence is required in addition...
  • Script Copying Licence
    £0.00 Script Copying Licence
    If you've bought an e-script or a printed script, this licence permits you to make copies of it for rehearsal use. The price will be shown after you select the title required. PLEASE NOTE: The licence will be e-mailed to...
  • Royalty Quotation Form (FL)
    Royalty Quotation Form (FL)
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. You should not assume that a licence to perform will always be granted. Please request a quotation at the earliest...