Lecturer and Graduate air play on Radio 4

Creative Writing lecturer Rachel Wagstaff and graduate Duncan Abel wrote a play entitled 'When I Lost You'. The play was featured on BBC Radio 4's Pick of the Week and was the recommended Pick of the Day in both the Radio Times and The Telegraph.

About the play

Matthew has written a novel and takes the train from his home in Brighton to London, in order to deliver the manuscript to his sister. In the midst of helping someone from the train at Victoria, Matthew loses the manuscript. Jenny, catching the next train to Brighton, finds an abandoned handwritten book under her seat...

A charmingly simple story of two people seeking to recover what they've lost. Told from both perspectives as they inch closer together.

Directed by Lucy Collingwood.

About the writers

Duncan Abel graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2011 with a BA in English Literature with Creative Writing and is currently finishing his MA in Creative Writing at Brunel. He plans to start his PhD in Creative Writing at Chichester this year, for which he was offered a scholarship to undertake.

Rachel Wagstaff is a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hertfordshire. She is also an accomplished film, TV and theatre writer. Over the past eight years she has written a variety of plays for the stage and radio. Some of her recent work includes a stage adaptation of Sebastian Faulks' novel Birdsong which is currently on tour in the UK.