I was just wondering about my subject matter for a new radio play I have started writing, (I have written 8 minutes which stand as a story going in the wrong direction about Cancer, where I have no particular true life story - some of the 8 minutes are very good, but I have to throw the story out).
I was wondering whether this is an interesting idea for a story.
I have a few pages of midnight ranting about sibling rivalry and death of one sister, and fear for the life of the second sister by suicide.
That much is true to life and pretty raw, I was thinking about interspersing it as V/O with some simple dialogue, then getting further into the plot of the play. I think I could write a play based my own family life, telling the story of this sister's full mental breakdown with extremely mixed up abuse memories of the father... not a story of incestuous rape but of ritual shaving (her whole body and head) and being taken to a house in Brixton, London where the father watched.
Much of my sister's story became very confused and the 'drama' would come out of the true fear for her suicidal tendencies, especially after they have already lost a sister... in the V/O.... leading on to the 'drama' of the impossible claims in the beginning of remembering lost memories of abuse and how mixed up that makes people.
Not easy listening on a Sunday afternoon, but is this a story you would be interested in listening to ever?
Would you say that there is a place for this plot in Radio?