Peggy’s Song

National Theatre Wales (2018)

Sound Design and Music Compositon


It’s request night on St Bevan’s Hospital radio and DJ Danny Walkman’s show is in full swing. His gags and record collection might be criminal, but under it all there’s a heart of gold, a quiet sadness and a real care for people.After his show, Danny has a chance encounter in the Garden of Hope with Peggy. A plain-speaking firecracker, Peggy’s been sleeping rough for years and isn’t afraid to call a spade a shovel.They’ve nothing in common of course. Except music. Everyone likes music, don’t they? Everyone’s got a song, and if there’s one thing Danny Walkman is good at, it’s getting people to tell him what their song is.

Peggy doesn’t give much away, so it’s a race against time for Danny to crack the code, get past all her years of bad times and to find and play Peggy’s song.

Written by Katherine Chandler
Directed by Phil Clark