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F**ked Up Bedtime Stories (for adults) EPISODE 1: Milky Drinks by Tim Crouch

“The government had been looking for an angle, they said. These things would become symbols of hope. Ninety of them. From Plymouth to Carlisle.”

This is not a heartwarming story about a sweet old lady. This is not a story about heroes, and martyrs, and knights of the realm. This is a story about the true meaning of dedication. A sharp satire bursting with dark humour cutting insight – Tim Crouch’s Milky Drinks is an unsettling story for unsettling times.

Written by Tim Crouch

Read by Amber James

Directed by Jennifer Bakst

Sound, Music and Editing by Max Pappenheim

CONTENT WARNING – This audio drama contains some upsetting scenes and deals with COVID-19 and death of the elderly.

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Tim Crouch is a writer, director and performer. He is currently under commission to National Theatre Connections. The critically acclaimed series, DON’T FORGET THE DRIVER, that Tim co-wrote with Toby Jones, was broadcast on BBC2 last year. Most recent credits include TOTAL IMMEDIATE COLLECTIVE IMMINENT TERRESTRIAL SALVATION for the National Theatre of Scotland and Royal Court Theatre, and I, CINNA (THE POET), written and directed for the RSC’s World Shakespeare Festival in 2012 and subsequently performed by Tim at the Unicorn Theatre, London in 2020.

Amber James’s theatre credits include Snowflake (Kiln Theatre), Vassa (Almeida Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), A Streetcar Named Desire (ETT), Antony and Cleopatra, Titus Andronicus and Dido, Queen of Carthage (RSC), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Shakespeare’s Globe & International tour), Much Ado About Nothing (Queen’s Theatre) and The Gathered Leaves (Park Theatre). For television, her work includes Doc Martin and Ransom.

Creative Associate at English Touring Theatre Jennifer Bakst is a director and dramaturg. She was previously New Work Associate at Kiln Theatre. Her theatre credits as a director include Dear Future Generation (Kiln Theatre Young Company), Armstrong’s War (Finborough Theatre) and theatre work with young prisoners for the Synergy Theatre Project. Her credits as an associate director include Handbagged (Kiln Theatre/59E59 New York) and The Great Wave (National Theatre)

Max Pappenheim‘s theatre includes The Night of the Iguana (West End); The Way of the World (Donmar); The Children (Royal Court/Broadway); Waiting for Godot (Sheffield Crucible); Macbeth (Chichester Festival Theatre); Dry PowderSex with StrangersLabyrinth (Hampstead); Ophelias Zimmer (Schaubühne, Berlin/Royal Court); Crooked Dances (Royal Shakespeare Company); One Night in Miami (Nottingham Playhouse); Hogarth’s Progress (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Ridiculous Darkness (Gate Theatre); The Gaul (Hull Truck); A Kettle of Fish(Yard Theatre); CommonWealth (Almeida); Creve Coeur (Print Room); Switzerland, Spamalot, The Glass Menagerie (English Theatre of Frankfurt); Mrs Lowry and Son(Trafalgar Studios); My Cousin Rachel, The Habit of Art, Monogamy, Teddy, Toast, Fabric, Invincible (National Tours). Opera includes Miranda (Opéra Comique, Paris); Scraww (Trebah Gardens); Vixen (Vaults/International Tour); Carmen: Remastered (ROH/Barbican). Radio includes Home Front (BBC Radio 4). Associate Artist of The Faction and Silent Opera.