Drama - In Aldershot by Matthew Wilkie
Aldershot is 10% Nepali but unemployed 'Suitboy' has never spoken to one - till now...
'Suitboy' got his nickname from local youths making fun of the suit he wears all the time as he struggles to find a job. At the Job Centre he meets 'Gurung', an ex-Gurkha and one of the swelling Nepalese community in Aldershot whose presence has caused unrest among some locals. Neither feels like they belong and as they fill their time with odd jobs trying to 'repair' their broken town, they forge an unlikely friendship. But as Suitboy's marriage disintegrates due to the tensions of unemployment, he takes out his frustrations on some youths who have been taunting Gurung - with disastrous consequences.
Producer ..... Nandita Ghose
Directed by Liz Webb
Writer Matthew Wilkie's theatre credits include Bliss (Platform 4, Salisbury), 412 Letters (Union Theatre, London), The Trail Of The Farnham Flyer (Farnham Maltings) and Horst Buchholz And Other Stories (Bewley's Café Theatre, Dublin), which he also adapted for radio. Other radio includes Disaster! (3rd series BBC 7's Planet B) and The New Boy (R4 Extra's The Man In Black).
Role - Contributor
Suitboy - Ian Conningham
Gurung - Bhasker Patel
Pushpa - Ritu Arya
Karen - Rhiannon Neads
Adviser - Jane Slavin
Gary - Mark Edel-Hunt
Mark - Samuel Valentine
Producer - Nandita Ghose
Director - Liz Webb
Writer - Matthew Wilkie
First broadcast: BBC R4 23 Feb 2015
Type: MPEG 1.0 Layer 3 - 128 kbps mp3 – 44 khz - Joint Stereo
Duration: 44 minutes
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