DON'T CRY FOR ME, MARADONA
This radio drama was broadcast in June 2011 to coincide with the 25th Anniversary of The Hand of God incident at the 1986 World Cup. Tim Healy and Denise Welch starred as Bobby and Elsie Robson and the programme was produced by Made In Manchester for Radio 5 Live.
Aelish was commissioned to write a play based on the life of Fred Dibnah by the Octagon Theatre in Bolton. It received its world premiere there in April/May 2011, starring Michelle Collins as Sheila Dibnah and was directed by David Thacker.
"superb world premiere" The Stage
"this play is a fitting tribute" The Guardian
For further reviews about the production go to : OCTAGON WEBSITE
For Fred Blog please go to : http://aelishmichael.blogspot.com/
Aelish worked with a learning disabled group in Salford called DIY Theatre Company. The play she wrote for them was about one woman's bid to escape the noisy chaos of the modern world. This play toured special schools in the Manchester area in spring/summer 2011.
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DREAMING OF FOXES
Aelish recently adapted the original stage-play for Made in Manchester, an independent radio production company. Directed by Joyce Branagh.
The drama can be heard online at The Independent website.
The story is based on the boyhood of Ted Hughes, the late Poet Laureate, and set in the village of his birth, Mytholmroyd in West Yorkshire.
DREAMING OF FOXES is a play about childhood memories, how the past shapes us and how dreams influence lives. Ted Hughes is visited by an old school friend after he becomes Poet Laureate. Will their shared boyhood provide the link between them or has time and experience destroyed their chances of re-connection?
DREAMING OF FOXES
Production photographer - Alan Greenwood