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Bite Sized Radio Plays

Bite Sized Radio Plays, written and directed by award winning playwright and Highland FM presenter Robyn Karakasch are now available as podcasts on this page.

Robyn specialises in short plays and has written a series of Bite Sized Radio Plays exclusively for Highland FM 107.1. The audio dramas, recorded in our studios, are in a variety of genres and are between five and 15 minutes duration. Talent is sourced from our local thespian community and include Highland FM presenters.

You can hear Robyn’s plays on her radio programs, Double Delights and Music from the Movies, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and at various times throughout the week on Highland FM 107.1.

Enjoy the on demand listening experience of Bite Sized audio theatre.

Bite Sized Radio Plays: The Games People Play

Bingo players will love this one. A busy community club is the setting for this radio play where people are gathered ready to participate in their weekly game of Bingo.The play features a Bingo Caller who is delivering all the traditional calls expected in a Bingo game. At the same time, two ladies who are taking part in the game, are finding it difficult to have a conversation. Filled with laugh-a-minute overlapping conversations, it builds to an unexpected climax. The cast includes Carol Adamson as Fay, Carmen Moran as Jane and Jock Bidwell as Bingo Bazza. Run time 7:11.

Bite Sized Radio Play-The Games People Play

Bite Sized Radio Plays: Signs of Silliness

The setting for this light-hearted radio play is inside an advertising agency office where it is the job of the salesman to create signs and slogans to match the needs of his clients. However, this particular sales man is rather too enthusiastic about his creations and rather too eager to share his slogans.When two prospective customers arrive, they find the conversation is dominated by the salesman and they find it difficult to intervene. The cast includes the salesman played by Rob Landsbury, cleaner number 1 played by Geoff Dennis and cleaner number 2 played by Lea Steed. Run time 5:30.

Bite Sized Radio Plays-Signs Of Silliness

Bite Sized Radio Plays: Cranky Cooks

This Bite-Sized Radio Play features two cooks who can only be described as cranky. A keen food photographer arrives at their Cafe with the task of organising a Photo Shoot to promote the Cafe’s Breakfast Menu. She is met with much volatility from the two cranky cooks that the success of her endeavours becomes very limited.The cast includes a Food Photographer played by Peta Peter, Cook 1 played by Ian Holland and Cook 2 played by Russ Whitmarsh. Run time 5:13.

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Cranky Cooks

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Cranky Cooks

Bite Sized Radio Plays: Brain Pathways

This play has a light-hearted focus on two unsupportive characters – the critical brainwaves that live inside Sally’s head called BP1 and BP2. We hear their overlapping comments about Sally’s fraught lifestyle and the medications she uses that should cure her health problems, but actually cause her some silly side effects. It’s a rollicking story that intertwines Sally’s attempts to solve her health issues with her attempts to learn how to play a ukulele. Sally is played by Ann Poppelwell. BP1 is played by Sue Ruffel, and BP2 is played by Katie Locke. Run time 13:25.

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Brain Pathways

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Brain Pathways

Bite Sized Radio Plays: Better Burglars

Robyn launched Bite Sized Radio Plays to coincide with Highland FM’s Kind Hearts Campaign. In this first bite sized delight, two experienced burglars tell the story of how they met and how their lives changed to a kinder way of living. Robyn recruited Mark Smith for the role of Burglar Bill and Michaela Bolzan for the role of Burglar Bessie. Interviewer Mary Mayberry, played by Daina Heatley, sits down with these married burglars to find out how they turned their lives around and spread kindness through the community. Run time 14:24.

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Better Burglars

Bite Sized Radio Plays – Better Burglars

This podcast was made possible with support from the Community Broadcasting Foundation.  Find out more at cbf.org.au.