Louise Wallwein

Louise Wallwein is a poet and playwright from Manchester UK.

Credits:

Louise has had one Radio ballad and two radio dramas produced by BBC Radio 3 and 4 produced by Susan Roberts in Salford.

 

Louise has  had several playsproduced by RedLadder, Contact, HOMEmcr, the Royal  Exchange Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Walk the Plank, Arena Theatre company Melbourne and she has written numerous community plays.

Louise is proud to serve the community with poetry, working in many schools communities prisons, PRUs universities across the UK and the world.

 

International residences include poet in residence of Queensland Australia.

Writer in residence at the Centre for creative writing and oral culture University of Manitoba Winnipeg Canada

her one woman show Glue is currently in on tour and she is one of the Hull17 poets in this years BBC Contains Strong Language Festival part of Hull City Of Culture 2017


Manchester and Lancashire



 

Radio plays

The island in the sea the volunteer in the refugee BBC Radio 4, Afternoon play

Dirty white girl BBC Radio 3 The wire Glue BBC Radio 4 afternoon play

theatre

Theatre

Tagged RedLadder theatre company

skid 180 contact/arena theatre company Melbourne

Glue supported by Arts Council of England ,Z-Arts the BBC , Contact word of warning, Royal Exchange Theatre.

Through the extended remix first volume of poetry is published by Smith doorstop

 

 

 

Poetry, Radio, Theatre

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Scene from The Island,the sea ,the volunteer and the refugee a radio ballad for radio 4 written by Louise Wallwein and directed by Susan Roberts

LOUISE
I hear the mother whisper
You are our handsome lad
Wrap him up in silver
Wrap him up in gold
Give him a lifejacket for swaddling clothes
We write our names on his forearm
Just in case
Just in case
The bitter white waves Raise their hands And
Just in case
Just in case
You are our handsome lad
Wrap him up in silver
Wrap him up in gold
Give him a lifejacket for swaddling clothes
He‚is such a good boy
With his Papa‚ is smile
He is such a good boy
Sleeping through the mountain miles
We gave him the syrup
Sleeping as the barbed wire breaks
We thought he’d never wake
HE is OUR WORLD
HE is OUR FIRST BLUSH
HE is OUR HOPE HE is OUR FIRST KISS
HIS FIRST BREATH OUR BLISS
You are our handsome lad
Wrap him up in silver
Wrap him up in gold
Give him a lifejacket
For swaddling clothes
He is our gift to you
Clean the sand from his eyes
Untwist the shells from his hair
Wash the salt from his skin
WE GIVE HIM A FUTURE
IF IT’S THE LAST THING WE DO
LOUISE exits
THE COASTGUARD
We are really like family and we assist each other not only when we are on duty but in our life outside the boat, most people in the crew have families, I don\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t have family yet, when we finish operation, I have to do whatever I can for them not to take the stress and the pressure not to take our work home to our children our wives.
I cant tell you lies, especially from the dead people,