Damien Molony performs in BBC World Service competition winning play ‘The Snowman’

Damien was back on the radio Saturday evening as the performer in a BBC World Service radio drama The Snowman.

Taking to Twitter to share news of the broadcast, Damien said he was proud to be the reader in the prize-winning play, written by Neil Flynn.

The official BBC synopsis reads:

The Snowman by Neil Flynn is a lyrical monologue telling of an Antarctic explorer’s desperate attempts to make it back to base camp with two colleagues. It was inspired in part by Irish polar explorer Tom Crean’s efforts to save a sick crew member during his first Antarctic expedition. The man is played by Damien Molony.

It won the English as a First Language prize of the International Playwriting Competition hosted by the BBC World Service and the British Council. The competition offers a unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of audio drama to reach a global audience. The competition has two first prizes – one for writers with English as a First Language and another for writers with English as a Second Language. Both winners attend an awards ceremony in London and see their plays recorded for broadcast and streaming on the BBC World Service.

The Snowman airs live at 7.06pm Saturday 18 February on the BBC World Service radio station.


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