Plays by Deborah Freeman

I have completed `Remedies,` a play about M E.  Background research...

Writing Groups

I am setting up a new writing group in East Finchley, to be held in the atmospheric location of an East Finchley...

Novels by Deborah Freeman

 A few years back. I answered an ad on the Radio 3 website, from the conceptual art company, Blast Theory...

Poems by Deborah Freeman

These appeared in the journal Jewish Renaissance, 2008.  `Fish.` `Fasting.` `Open a Gate for Us. ` `After the...

Mrs Faust

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 A few years back. I answered an ad on the Radio 3 website, from the conceptual art company, Blast Theory. They were creating a voice-collage for a half hour programme , `Soft Message.` My `contribution` was to be phoned randomly by one of the company, during one week. Brief extracts of my voice would, I was told,  feature among many other voices. The novel grew out of this...

So I was called once or twice a day for 3 days and chatted to someone called Matt Adams, who had a nice voice. Nothing too significant going on, I thought. But something happened. Day 4. It was six in the evening. He hadn`t called! To my astonishment I found myself pacing the floor, saying to myself `Where on earth is he? Why doesn`t he phone.` Yet I had no idea what he was like, what I really wanted to say to him, or whether, if I did get around to saying anything of significance, it would be heard in the final programme. A sense of curiosity about (yes, weird!) - inner worlds, human needs, took over. The idea for my novel was born. 

Currently having some very interesting conversations about it. 

 

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