This week, you can listen in to the first episode of a new podcast drama by Polly Creed. Humane is a six-part audio tale about protests, motherhood and how our values can both unite and divide us.
So, what’s Humane about?
It’s an urgent story about animal rights, that prompts us to consider where our food comes from.
In 1995, lorries thundered through a small port town carrying live animals in horrendous conditions and a motley crew of grandmothers, housewives and school children took to the streets in a series of demonstrations.
This powerful audio drama unearths how a group of women from rural Essex took on an increasingly brutal police presence and the behemoth of the agricultural industry; to become remarkable activists, protesting the cruel conditions of livestock exports. Humane sheds light on the nearly forgotten story of a small community, their struggle for justice and the unshakeable friendships they made during the Battle of Brightlingsea.
This isn’t just a tale for animal rights activists. If you haven’t heard about what happened at Brightlingsea before or don’t believe that people power can make positive changes, then you may find Humane an interesting listen.
The Humane podcast
Humane has been written by rising talent Polly Creed. Creed’s work as an activist has been featured by The Guilty Feminist and the Tate.
The podcast will star Marcia Lecky (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), Francesca Isherwood (The Worst Witch), Graham Seed (The Archers) and Dr Who star, Louise Jameson. Humane will also star Rose Reade (film adaptations of Private Peaceful and Journey’s End), Esmonde Cole (Autopsy), Margaret Ashley (The Bill) and Luke Barton (One Man Two Guv’nors, New Wolsey Ipswich).
The audio series will be serialised in six episodes, released on a weekly basis. They are being digitally hosted by a range of venues, including the Arcola Theatre, The Omnibus Theatre, the Pleasance and Sheffield’s Theatre Deli.
Find more delights for your ears, here!
When: Episodes are released every Tuesday until 15th June 2021. The first episode is available now
Where: Humane is available on all the usual podcast platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket Casts and RadioPublic
£: It’s free to listen to
More info: www.truename.co.uk