Song of the Reed is a new four-part radio play by UEA Professor of Scriptwriting Steve Waters and has just been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Recorded on location at the RSPB’s Strumpshaw Fen and starring Mark Rylance and Sophie Okonedo, it will be available via the BBC iPlayer for the next twelve months. Steve has written many plays for the stage, including Limehouse and Temple (both for the Donmar Warehouse, London), 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 adaptation of The Last King of Scotland by fellow UEA Professor, the novelist Giles Foden, was staged at the Sheffield Crucible Theatre in 2019, while his nine-part drama Fall Of The Shah was broadcast on the BBC World Service in 2020. A Life in 16 Films: How Cinema Made a Playwright is published by Methuen Drama this month.