Company Paradiso

"We enable people to tell their stories"

Company Associate: John Hegley


We are a charity, no. 1130701, that listens to disadvantaged people and provides opportunities for them to create poetry, story, comedy and radio.

The Generation Game

Listen to clips from our partnership with BBC Radio Sussex Listen Again.
The radio week includes John Hegley talking about his Grandmother, and young people reacting to a Ken Dodd performance, then taking their grans to a Krater Comedy night in Brighton. Also many wonderful conversations and bits of sage advice on communication between generations.
Funding for this project has come from National Lottery Awards for All, Sussex Community Fund and the Foyle Foundation. This has enabled a range of people who might not otherwise been able to do so, to take part in our Generation Game project.


Warning: May Contain Nuts!

You can order a copy of 'Warning: May Contain Nuts!' the Book by visiting our 'Shop' section. From there you can also purchase a copy of our DVD which features the performances from this years production which was held at The Dome Studio, Brighton on Wednesday 10th October 2012 as part of World Mental Health Day.

To read more about the book, please click Review.


Mad Girl


Fifteen year old Rose hears voices. Mostly she gets along with them ok, but when her real Dad turns up out of the blue to take her away for the weekend, things get completely out of control. This radio 4 drama is created by Company Paradiso and Phil Gladwin, written by Phil Gladwin and directed by Mary Peate. It has sprung out of a project that listened to people with mental health issues, and in this case people who hear voices.

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