Benchmark: a radio play by Rachel Cochrane

A young single mum and the ghost of a prim spinster find that they have more in common than they realised.  Inspired by the ‘In Loving Memory…’ plaques found on park benches.

Thank you to The Stocksfield Players and other talented local actors (see full cast below).

This radio play was also the inspiration for the Benchmark writing competition run nationally in 2015 as a fund raiser for Willowburn Hospice, County Durham.

Benchmark Credits

Benchmark rehearsal Stocksfield PlayersAmy:                              Kate Foster

Young Jack:                 Luke Brown

Florence:                      Pat Buckle

Older Jack:                   Theo Hornsey

Isobel:                            Julia Deans

Alf & Mr Cornet:           Ray Moore

Bernard:                        Alan Scott

Benchmark recording SP2Graham:                        David Hinchcliffe

Miss Harbuckle:           Karen Kirkland

Charles:                         Peter Smith

Emily:                             Diane Hinchcliffe

Anita:                              Rachel Cochrane

George:                          David Walker

Doreen:                          Joy Pusey

Benchmark Rachel in the studioLucy:                              Anne Watson

Percy:                             Howard Haywood

Kate:                                Helen Morris

Josephine:                      Lara Hinchcliffe

Harry:                             Mark Bell

Credits:                           Helen Aitken

Benchmark recording main actorsMusic composed & played by Rosie Cochrane

Recording & editing by Joe Patterson, Fuse Media, Prudhoe

Written, directed & produced by Rachel Cochrane

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