Mackem Craic James Whitman Jay Sykes Corinne Kilvington audio drama radio creative community development project Spark Sunderland FM

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Mackem Craic – 2017

Funded by the Cultural Spring and the #Fourteen Fund, Mackem Craic was an audio drama devised via workshops, in partnership with six schools and community groups across Sunderland and South Tyneside.

The drama is staged as a phone-in show on local radio, where the surly host and his dim-witted co-host are interrupted by mysterious goings-on — is the former host trolling the show from beyond the grave?

Mackem Craic was written by James Whitman, directed by Corinne Kilvington & produced by Jay Sykes.  The central cast are Dale Jewitt, Sarah Boulter & Steven Stobbs.




SeaBurn Audio Drama Jay Sykes New York Awards Radio Production Awards gold winner

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SeaBurn – 2014

Pippa finds herself drawn to the comfort and solace of Seaburn Beach.

SeaBurn was written & produced by Jay Sykes, as his final project on MA Radio at the University of Sunderland.

Starring Chloe Gosling, Kylie Ann Ford, Matthew Korol, David Foster & Louise Lyster.

Gold winner at the New York Awards 2015, for “Best Student Drama Program”.