The CreateWorks audio plays will feature within the online programme of events for this year’s Edinburgh Science Festival from Saturday 26 June – Sunday 11 July.

Prior to the Edinburgh Science Festival, our collection of CreateWorks audio plays were premiered through four ‘Listen Live at Lunch’ events betwen the Tuesday 22nd – Friday 25th June.

During these free online events audiences had the chance to listen to a livestream of three plays from the collection and then have the opportunity to hear directly from each play's writer and ask them questions about their play and their research. 

Tuesday 22nd June 12:30pm GMT

FUTURE TENSE – in these plays we’re looking to an uncertain future with stories exploring the challenges of a rapidly-changing world. As a privileged few benefit from new discoveries, what happens to those who won’t, or can’t, adapt? 

Featuring: Too Much Tech? by Ruby Marshall, A Jocund Company by Durai Arun Pannir Selvam, and Life on the Meadows by Lesley Gibson.

Wednesday 23rd June 12:30pm GMT

RED TAPE – in this collection of plays we’re facing down the forces of bureaucracy, hypocrisy, scepticism, and self-interest with three stories that shine a spotlight on the dedicated scientists struggling to bring their innovations to the public. 

Featuring: The Fury of Friday Evenings by Vasilis Koutsomarkos, Launchpad by Selva Manikandan Athi Narayanan, and The Bouligand Structure by Chidume Nwambu.

Thursday 24th June 12:30pm GMT

OBSERVER EFFECT – these audio plays explore unexpected perspectives, with stories about imaginative innovations and practical solutions to age old problems. Can considering a new point of view change an individual, a community, or a whole industry? 

Featuring: Adrift by Encarni Medina-Lopez, Salt of the Earth by Dimitri Mignard, and In The Lab by Daniel Orejon.

Friday 25th June 12:30pm GMT

REMOTE ACCESS – in our final event we’re setting out on expeditions to inaccessible environments. These stories follow intrepid characters through snow, storms, and trackless jungle, where the right equipment might just save your life. 

Featuring: The Journey by Catherine Megregian, Into the Jungle in 3D by Kostas Bantounos, and Risk and Vulnerability by Tom Reynolds.