Company Paradiso

"We enable people to tell their stories"

Company Associate: John Hegley


We are a charity that listens to disadvantaged people and provides opportunities for them to create poetry, story, comedy and radio.  

In 2014 we are running creative writing workshops leading to a performance at the Dome Theatre for October's World Mental Health Day and the Brighton Comedy Festival. We are also looking at how grandparents and grandchildren talk to each other for a collaboration with BBC Radio Sussex in October half term. This was inspired by our 'Make a Change' project in 2013, when we found that one of the key factors in people's well-being was the quality of their contact with friends and family.

If you would like to take part in our projects or collaborate, please email, see CONTACT.


Oh, and you can Listen Again to our broadcasts, with this tab on the left.

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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