Daniel’s most recent play is The Lambeth Waltz. Broadcast to critical acclaim on BBC Radio 4 in October 2017, it tells the extraordinary story of Rosemary Brown, a psychic dinner lady who believed that history’s greatest composers dictated new music to her from beyond the grave. The play and its star Marion Bailey also featured on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour.
Daniel’s previous plays for Radio 4 are An Open Return starring Vincent Franklin and Anne Reid, The 40 Year Twitch starring Paula Wilcox, Anne Reid and Philip Jackson and Those Hard to Reach Places starring Anne Reid and Geoffrey Whitehead.
A number of Daniel’s stage plays have received rehearsed readings including Cupboard Love (Live Theatre, Newcastle) directed by Jeremy Herrin, Extraction (Old Vic New Voices) directed by Tessa Walker, No Such Word As Can’t (Paines Plough at The Young Vic) directed by Lucy Morrison, Past Tense and How Can I Put This? (Soho Theatre) directed by Lisa Goldman.
His short play The Winner’s Enclosure was commissioned and published by AnOther Magazine.
Praise for Daniel’s work…
‘Beautifully observed moments and tremendously witty dialogue that finds rich humour in the seemingly mundane’ – The Radio Times
‘Delicious comedy’ – The Daily Telegraph
“Daniel Thurman provides his characters with tragi-comic profundity” – Radio 4’s Pick of the Week