SNARED: The Radio Play

SNARED: The Radio Play

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A new drama about an age old conflict.

Originally conceived for the stage by Tim Marriott, SNARED toured the South East of England to critical acclaim from a variety of individuals and organisations including respected wildlife campaigners Will Travers OBE, Ian Redmond OBE and Bill Oddie OBE.

This production, adapted for radio by the writer, Floyd Toulet and advised by wildlife and cultural consultant, Dr. Cheryl Mvula further explores the tensions surrounding the poaching of Africa’s wildlife; the topical issues surrounding the trophy hunting debate and the growing conflict between the needs of the continent’s people and its wildlife.

Today…

A Zambian man is nursed through a recurrence of malaria by his daughter and granddaughter. As they try to manage his fever he relives an event that continues to haunt him.

Three Years Ago…

In the African bush a hunter is confronted by an armed conservationist and her ranger and bound to a tree with one of his own snares. A terrible storm breaks and forces them to remain where they are until it passes. The hunter, convinced that he is to be executed, engages the conservationist in a dangerous game of argument and counter argument in a desperate bid to free himself.

In this tense tale of entrapment and deceit, who can tell the hunter from the hunted?