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written by lisa holdsworth


we are delighted to present:


UNSUNG: the radio play 

available to listen to on spotifyapple podcasts, and on our soundcloud here:


Fundraising for leeds women's aid

Unsung: the radio play is free to listen to. However, If you have enjoyed listening to the show - and if you are able - we ask that you show your appreciation by making a donation to Leeds Women's Aid

Ada Lovelace.

Sophia Jex-Blake.

Lilian Bader.

Andrea Dunbar.


Heard of any of them? Neither had we. And we’re meant to be a group of feminists.

Join the visionary mathematician ada lovelace (1815 - 1852) as she attempts to calculate - taking as data the trials and tribulations of three other inspirational female figures from our past - why women's achievements have been relegated to the footnotes of history. with a soundtrack from Leeds-based three piece electronic band PEAKES.


Unsung has been adapted from the stage play, written by lisa holdsworth (Black Teeth and a Brilliant Smile, Ackley Bridge, Call the Midwife). After a critically acclaimed UK tour in 2019, this timely and passionate show was set to return to the stage for spring 2020. the radio play has been produced in response to covid-19, and created entirely from within lockdown.


Unsung is supported using public funding by Arts Council England, with special thanks to leeds city college and slung low. 

see reviews and reactions to the stage show here.

RADIO PLAY: creative team

director - elvi piper

writer - lisa holdsworth

producer - alice barber

ada lovelace - olivia race

sophia jex-blake - Lucy Rafton

lilian bader - Paulette P. Williams

andrea dunbar - claire-marie seddon

Sound Engineer - Slung Low Theatre Company 



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