Bitter Pill are helping to produce new writing until theatres in the UK reopen. Through The Painkiller Project, they are open for submissions once a month and are producing a winning play each fortnight as a podcast available as The Painkiller Podcast on all platforms.
“By keeping to a purely audio format, Painkiller can pay more attention to the quality of the sound production. It’s rewarding to hear it done properly, to a professional level, by Marcus Rice. Plenty of grunting and heavy breathing gets us up-close-and-personal with Michael’s strange encounter, perhaps a little too close for comfort (especially if you have headphones on!). This without a doubt feels like a full, corporeal performance from Toby Jones and Owen Teale, not simply a read-through.” (Theatre Weekly ★★★★)