The University of Kent Players present a live recording of The Maltese Falcon, a staged radio play performed outside in the Eliot Cloisters, University of Kent Canterbury campus.
In this noir classic, detective Sam Spade gets more than he bargained for when he takes a case brought to him by a beautiful but secretive woman. As soon as Miss Wonderly shows up, trouble follows… Entangled in a dangerous web of crime and intrigue, Sam realizes he must find the one thing they all seem to want: the bejewelled Maltese falcon.
Radio dramas were once the most popular form of entertainment and were usually broadcast as live performances. This performance recreates the entire experience- from actors performing to a foley team creating sound effects such as slamming doors and gun shots.
There will be two 1pm performances (Sat 4th and Sun 5th May) and one sunset 7pm performance (Sat 4th May only). The performance duration is an approx hour. This is an outdoor event, bring a picnic, a blanket and relax outside as we take you back to the golden age of 1940s radio style entertainment. Tickets can be bought online here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-maltese-falcon-radio-play-by-the-university-of-kent-players-tickets-58375451547
Limited tickets will be available on the door, payable by debit or credit card only.
Situated in the heart of campus, Eliot College is accessible to all. Visitors can park in Eliot Car Park (recommended), Beckett Court Car Park, and Keynes College Car Park. If using sat nav use post code CT2 7NS.
What is a Staged Radio Play?
Radio dramas were once the most popular form of entertainment and were usually broadcast as live performances. The staged radio plays performed by the University of Kent Players aim to recreate the entire experience- from actors performing to a foley team creating sound effects such as swimming pools and doors slamming.
You can view a highlight reel from the University of Kent Players November 2017 staged radio play- The Philadelphia Story here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoooVb1QkrI.