The Badapple Theatre On Your Desktop Podcast

Theatre On Your Doorstep meets Theatre On Your Desktop as the Badapple Theatre creative team perform some of their best loved plays for radio…

The Carlton Colliers

This was the first of a suite of magic realism plays set in a fictional North Yorkshire village. In this strikingly original comedy the local amateur football team are saved from an eternal losing streak by a stroke of allotment magic. Written by Kate Bramley with songs by Jez Lowe, and original stage design by Charlie Cridlan.


“as one road ends, new paths begin (and there is) nuggety northern humour delivered in typically enjoyable performances as the tour of Bramley’s hymn to village life ticks on.” – YORK PRESS

Presented here as a relaxed reading from home by Thomas Frere, Robert Wade and Stephanie Hutchinson.



Thomas has been performing, touring, filming, directing and recording for more than 30 years.  He recorded this podcast in his sitting room in York in between his lock down job as a delivery driver and his alternative life as a labyrinth designer.  If you’re really interested, you can read about him here:

Rob is a Rose Bruford trained Actor Musician, born and bred in Hull.  Most recently Robert has worked with Northern Broadsides on UK tours of “Much Ado” and “Cyrano”. Robert’s 2019 ended with a West End and Singapore run of “Stick Man”.Rob is a keen songwriter and has been spending lots of Lockdown time writing short 1 minute songs that compliment pieces of Art created within his Lockdown home.Robert is delighted to have recorded “The Carlton Colliers” - He was in the stage show back in 2015.

Stephanie is a graduate of Salford University’s BA(Hons) Performing Arts and originally from Leeds. The part of Nina was recorded at her home in Stockport, Manchester. 
“I really enjoyed bringing the story of Carlton Colliers to life through voice and hope you will all enjoy listening to it too!” 

 Episodes edited by John Bramley and Kate Bramley.

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