Off The Shelf – Interview with Gillian Greer and Kate Gilmore about the audio drama ‘Petals’

Sabrina Ryan talks with Gillian Greer and Kate Gilmore about the Near FM audio drama ‘Petals’ which has just won best radio drama at the Celtic Media Festival Torc awards.


Petals is the story of one girl and her journey towards the night of a lifetime along with the trail of lust, longing and loss she finds on the way. Written entirely in verse, Petals takes a vibrant look at what it means to be sexually awakened in a city where school nuns shame, school boys leer; where less is more, no means yes and the beer-soaked nightclub is sanctuary.

Last year it was featured as part of our series of new audio drama from women writers. It was written by Gillian Greer with script consultancy by Lisa Tierney-Keogh. It was directed by Jeda de Brí and starred Kate Gilmore.

Petals was supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Sound and Vision scheme with the television licence fee.

You can listen to Petals online here