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Crime and Punishment

The Realist

Episode 3: Crime and Punishment


The Realist IS BACK! And this time we’ve brought friends. Now in partnership with Morley Radio
and the Ragdoll Foundation, in each episode you will hear from the young people of Waterloo Community Theatre recorded from the amazing Morley Radio Studios, as well as out and about on the streets of SE1.


Today’s episode of the Realist we get real on the topic of Crime and Punishment. First up, Rachel gives us the story of a murder, told from the perspective of the victim. We then head to the courtroom in JUDGE REYNOLDS PRESIDING where Bess passes sentence on a series of crimes. Xander then gives us some serious and strange facts on the laws of the land and the whole group imagine what they would change IF THEY WERE IN CHARGE.


Xander also provides a theatre review for INVISIBLE MOUNTAINS at London South Bank University. Bess keeps us up to date with the NEWS FLASH, giving us actual news from the real world. Everyone joins in for this week’s BIG CONVERSATION, where the starting question is ‘Has anyone been a victim of a crime?’ and we see where it goes from there.


Finally, Rachel offers thoughts on the topic to sum up the episode in RACHEL’S REFLECTIONS.


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This episode was recorded at Morley Radio Studios in SE1 and at our weekly sessions.


‘The Realist’ was conceived during lockdown to explore bridging the distance between us over the airwaves. Each week during our sessions (held via Zoom) we went live on the internet exploring work from our previous projects and create new work exploring themes close to our hearts. We now share that work with the world via Morley Radio (with thanks to them and The Ragdoll Foundation for their support.


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