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Radio plays revived A new collaboration between theatre and radio is reviving the radio play, with Sydney community radio station 2RPH bringing the production Little Fictions to the airwaves.  The Little Fictions theatre group, which produces and presents Little Fictions brings together Australian stories and local acting talent, with its on-air version proudly reviving radio plays which were popular in Australia until as late as the 1970s.  Chair of 2RPH, Di Collins, said she has fond memories of radio plays. “As a child growing up in the country I developed an enduring love of radio plays,” Di said. “From Superman to Blue Hills, original Australian theatre in inner radio plays were a common feature of city Sydney, is producing and entertainment and were provided by broadcasting special five-minute almost all radio stations. Little Fictions fictions for 2RPH. is a reminder of those days, and I’m As Sydney’s only radio station serving people with print disability, 2RPH broadcasts 119 hours of radio per week from its Glebe-based station excited to be able to tune in and hear some fresh Australian radio theatre.” General Manager of 2RPH, Sancha Donald, said the station is pleased to Half Page REC add - 3mm Bleed.pdf 1 9/4/2018 11:22:33 AM and has over 106,000 weekly listeners. partner with Little Fictions. Little Fictions team: Producer Bronwyn Mehan and host Ella Watson-Russell. “The partnership provides an additional platform for new Australian literature and spearheads a new wave of material for 2RPH,” Sancha said. C M Y CM MY CY CMY K news 9