Polly Thomas
Polly Thomas is widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading audio producer-directors. Her award-winning work has explored the potential of the medium, including location-based recording, international co-production, community activism and simultaneous live relay. She works in live performance as writer, producer and director, most prominently with Thomas Carter Projects, an international media and performance company which she co-founded.
photo : Graham Hardy


BBC RADIO 3, 4th APRIL 2021, 1930
A powerful allegory of brotherhood, vengeance and fate. Radio 3 debut of New Perspectives Theatre’s stage production of Man Booker shortlist novel by Chigozie Obioma, adapted by Gbolahan Obisesan, starring Valentine Olukoga, David Alade, and Michael Ajao
directed byJack McNamara, produced by Polly Thomas and Ravelle-Sadé Fairman
a New Perspectives and Naked Productions co-production for BBC Radio 3

SOUND STAGE / 26th – 28th MARCH and 1st – 2nd April 2021, 1930 and BBC RADIO 3/ 16th May 2021, 1930
written by Mark Ravenhill, directed by Polly Thomas , music by Alexandra Braithwaite , sound design by John Scott , starring Pam Ferris, Toby Jones, Joseph Mllson, and Matti Houghton

Five star reviews eg:

“Angela Ravenhill died with dementia in 2019; and what Ravenhill achieves – over an exquisite 95 minutes of sonic theatre, directed by Polly Thomas of associate producers Naked Radio – is an extraordinary sense of a life that is somehow seen steadily and whole, even though its truth is partly conveyed through the fragmenting prism of Angela’s mind, in the final months of her illness.”

The Scotsman, Joyce McMillan

Sound Stage is a new digital platform from Royal Lyceum/Pitlochry Festial Theatre in partnership, in association with Naked Productions

BBC RADIO 3 / 18th APRIL 2021, 1930
in a new translation by Dan Rebellato after Eugene Ionesco, starring Toby Jones, Christine Bottomley and Liz Carr directed by Polly Thomas
a Naked Production for BBC Radio 3

PARIS 2021
BBC RADIO 3 / 26th – 30th APRIL 2021, 2245
a series of Essays marking the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune in Spring 1871, a cornerstone of radical culture, politics, social movements in Europe and the American States. written by Dan Rebellato produced by Polly Thomas
a Naked Production for BBC Radio 3

BBC RADIO 4 /7th JUNE 2021, 1415
written by Leanne Allen, produced by Polly Thomas and Krishna Istha
a Naked Production for BBC Radio 4

CBeebies / 9 MAR 2020
voice directed by Polly Thomas
Animated children’s 52 episode series based on the award winning books by Louise Yates featuring Craig Cash and John Thompson
head writer Alan Gilbey
a Komixx Media Group production for CBeebies