A divided country brought together on the West Yorkshire Playhouse stage Children of the Somme was a project commemorating the 100th anniversary last year of the Battle of the Somme the BBC worked with primary schoolchildren in Bradford enabling them to find out more about soliders from India and West Yorkshire who fought in the First World War.
Ahad was commissioned to write a half hour play as coach bags on sale canada a companion piece. Coming Home Together, a time travelling adventure for 10 11 year olds, was broadcast on Boxing Day and performed at Bradford Playhouse.With the 70th anniversary of Partition approaching this year, managing editor of BBC Radio Leeds Sanjiv Buttoo commissioned Ahad to write a radio play on that theme, with the idea of also performing it live. "We were looking at putting it on stage in Bradford and in Leeds and when we thought about where we would love to put it on in Leeds we thought of the West Yorkshire Playhouse." They then approached the Playhouse's artistic director James Brining. "In initial conversations James and Sanjiv both got really excited about the prospect of collaborating on something," says Ahad. Since there coach outlet atlanta zoo is no visual narrative, the scope is boundless sound effects and the listener's imagination can create a whole world. Transferring that on to the stage, then, could be quite a challenge. But not in this case the staging is innovative and neat."It is essentially coach official shop going to be a radio play on stage," says Ahad. "There will be live foley and sound effects which is really exciting." Four local actors will be taking on a variety of different roles to tell the story. "They are all brilliant people I have seen coach outlet atlanta rappers and worked with before," says Ahad. "When we auditioned them they had to have the skills to do the voice work for radio and have a stage presence.
" Ahad will be in the rehearsal room with the actors and director Stefan Escreet throughout the process and at the recording. "Apart from anything else I'm really excited to be able to learn from all these brilliant and talented people.".
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