Small Acts Of Kindness

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By Trevor Preston. Charlie's former art teacher continues to shape his life, even in death

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In the late 1950s Charlie was a violent and uncontrollable entrant to art school.

His teacher changed the course of his life.

BAFTA award-winning writer Trevor Preston's semi-autobiographical play catches up with Charlie as his mentor's death shifts everything once more.

Charlie - Stephen Greif

Alice - Ann Beach

Beth - Susan Penhaligon

Annie - Joanna Monro

Kass - Sean Baker

Charlie at 16 - Gethin Anthony

Eliza - Sally Orrock

Miss Monnier - Christine Kavanagh

Directed by Toby Swift

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BAFTA-winning screenwriter Trevor Preston's second play for radio tells the story of Charlie who suddenly re-discovers the passion and energy of his youth.

In his late sixties and with his writing career all but dried up, Charlie starts to paint again.

Invigorated, he spends his free time supporting his contemporaries who have found themselves alienated and impoverished by modern life.

Soon it is not just his desire to paint that is revived.

A story close to Trevor's heart, 'Small Acts of Kindness' follows his radio debut, 'Flaw in the Motor, Dust in the Blood' which starred Rory Kinnear and was shortlisted for the Richard Imison Award for 'Best First Radio Play' and for a Mental Health in the Media Award.

By Trevor Preston.

Charlie's former art teacher continues to shape his life, even in death