Digital Drama

Digital Drama is a UK-based multi-media production company that creates, among other things, audio drama and audio documentaries.

We are passionate about using documentary research methods to reveal hidden stories and work closely with writers to develop this source material into radio plays, short films and audio-visual installations. This specialist approach gives each of Digital Drama's productions a distinctive voice, reflects the world of our contributors and resonates with the audience.

‘Deeds not Words': Endell Street Military Hospital commemorates the hospital founded by two suffragist doctors and whose all-female medical staff treated over 26,000 patients and performed more than 7,000 operations between 1915-1919. Digital Drama were awarded a £73,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the project in partnership with the Women's Library at the London School of Economics, to produce an immersive drama, creative banner making workshops and touring exhibition to explore the lives of those who worked and were treated at the Endell Street Military Hospital.

Noël Coward's play Peace in Our Time evokes an occupied Britain during the Second World War. Digital Drama are producing Peace in Our Time as an eight-part audio drama serial podcast, recorded and transmitted to a worldwide online audience in November 2015.

With a cast of 40 characters, the play is seldom performed in the theatre because of the high production costs involved and has rarely been put on in the UK since its first production in 1947. Set in a London pub, Coward imagined Britain under German occupation in the Second World War. The production of the play this year will have particular relevance as it marks the 70th anniversary of the end of the conflict. Released bi-weekly online, the format will draw a new audience to Coward's work, whilst creating an interactive, online legacy for Coward's play, related resources and a heightened profile for this little performed drama.