SNARED: A new drama about an age old conflict

Nov 10, 2018, 09:20 PM

Originally conceived for the stage by Tim Marriott, advised by Dr. Cheryl Mvula and written and adapted for radio by Floyd Toulet, SNARED toured England to critical acclaim. The play 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.


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?

Originally aired via terrestrial and internet radio stations in Africa, Britain, Australia, the USA, and beyond on November 10th 2018 (the 23rd anniversary of Nigerian writer, television producer and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa's execution).

Introduced by Virginia Mckenna OBE

With Brian Hickey as Rudi de Beers

Catherine Toulet as Emily Hart

Manny Mvula as Mangani

Claudine Kaze Ingabire as Zelli

Grace Maina as Sonya

Hannah Igbokwe as Chipo

SNARED was recorded by AdVision TV. Virginia McKenna’s introduction was recorded by Union Studios.

Endorsed by the Born Free Foundation.

With special thanks to Andy Wall, PMW creative marketing and PR and Tosin Akintuyosi voice overs.

© 2018

Please note that SNARED contains occasional mild language and references to violence and racism.

Music generously provided by:

Infados by Kevin Macleod 

Lament for a broken country by Lené and Gareth Music 

A Peaceful Sanctuary by Tristan Lohengrin 

Even in my dreams by Soularflair 

Most Epic Music by CG 

Sky War Drums by Andreas Ericson

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