Neil Rathmell – writer

150+ essays on literary topics

Talkies

A selection of my writing in performance.

UNBORN

Unborn is a play about gender inequality in India, written in a collaboration with MA Eng Lit students at Punjabi University, Patiala, and performed at the university with an all-female student cast in February 2019. A shorter version was broadcast a few months later on Chapel FM, a radio station in East Leeds, with members of Leeds Arts Centre playing the parts and students from Punjabi University adding their own comments.

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Students at Punjabi University, Patiala

AWAY FROM IT ALL

A lockdown piece for Leeds Arts Centre, performed online by Pam Wilson and Howard Russell.

PETER AND THE NURSE

One of Shakespeare’s minor characters gets a few things off his chest in this monologue, written and performed by Neil Rathmell.

IT’S A MIRACLE

A short story read by Pam Hilton on Chapel FM (East Leeds) as part of the Writing On Air festival in October 2021. Pam played one of the characters in a dramatisation of the story directed by the author for Leeds Arts Centre at The Carriageworks, Leeds, in 2018.

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Pam Wilson and Maureen Willis in It’s A Miracle, produced by Leeds Arts Centre at The Carriageworks Theatre, Leeds
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