Near Drama Hour – Benched

Near FM launch a new season of the New Drama Hour. A series of darkly funny, challenging and innovative audio dramas from up and coming women writers.Becn

Following on from season 1, this new collection will bring some of the best new writing to the airwaves brought to life by a cast and crew of seasoned Irish actors and directors.

New Drama Hour gets underway on International Women’s Day (Sunday March 8th at 5pm), with Benched by Siobhan Callaghan:

“Karen, a young homeless woman down and out on her luck meets Isabelle, a student from Oxford on a park bench in Dublin. When two women from polar opposite worlds collide in search of the same thing they find they have more in common than they think.”


Director: Olivia Songer

Isabelle: Niamh Mcallister
Karen: Siobhan Callaghan

New Drama Hour is made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the television licence fee.