Mackem Craic James Whitman Jay Sykes Corinne Kilvington Spark Sunderland South Tyneside audio drama radio Cultural Spring Back on the Map

Mackem Craic

Mackem Craic is a new comedy drama, staged to sound like a local radio phone-in, but with a supernatural twist — the former host is 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.

Writing and performances were developed and edited through a series of workshops with 6 different schools & organisations across Sunderland and South Tyneside; many of which went straight into the drama.  These groups are Boldon School, Monkwearmouth Academy, Southmoor Academy, the University of Sunderland, the University of the Third Age, and the Westovian Juniors.

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