Pouring Poison

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Pouring Poison

by Lou Ramsden

Hazel spends her life describing plays for visually impaired people.

But when she starts to describe the real world to her new friend Davy, is she giving an accurate picture of the world around her? She's looking for an escape from the pressures of looking after her disabled mother, but is she looking in the right place? A bittersweet romantic drama by award-winning writer Lou Ramsden.

Hazel.

Kathryn Hunt

Davy.

Nicholas Boulton

Phil.

Jonathan Keeble

Suzanne.

Alison Pettitt

Lynne.

Marian Kemmer

Rob.

Dan Hagley

Theatre Company: Nyasha Hatendi,

Jane Whittenshaw, Stuart McLoughlin, Sean Baker

and Alex Tregear.

Produced and directed by Peter Leslie Wild

Notes

Birmingham-born Lou Ramsden's previous play "Dos and Don'ts for the Mentally Interesting" won the Mind "Mental health in the Media" Award for Best Radio Drama, 2009.

She has written several plays for Radio 4, including Sampler T6, Gunpowder Women, and Tree Splitting.

She emerged through the BBC Writer's Room "Sparks" scheme.

Pouring Pioison was written after time spent with audio describers in London theatres.

Audio-describer Hazel seeks romance and freedom in Lou Ramsden's romantic drama.