Steve Waters on Radio 3
Two plays by UEA Senior Lecturer in Scriptwriting, Steve Waters, are being broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this summer. Set in the 1730s, Scribblers is a new 90 minute play that focuses on the relationship between young playwright Henry Fielding and the First Minister Robert Walpole. It stars Niamh Cusack, David Troughton and Carl Prekopp, and will be broadcast on Sunday 5th July at 10pm. A repeat of Steve’s play Bretton Woods, starring Simon Callow and Henry Goodman, was broadcast last Sunday and is currently available on BBC iPlayer. In addition to his work for radio, Steve has written numerous works for the stage, including Little Platoons and The Contingency Plan (both at the Bush Theatre, London), Fast Labour (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Hampstead Theatre, London), and World Music (Sheffield Crucible/Donmar Warehouse), all of which are published by Nick Hern Books. His most recent stage play, Temple, directed by Howard Davies and starring Simon Russell Beale, has just concluded a run at the Donmar Warehouse, London.