Genre: Theatre, Audio Drama

Written by: John Wyndham

Directed by: Catherine Church


Total Duration: 1hrs 22mins 5s

Total Size: 114.332 MB

Release Date:


Platform 4 presents Triffids! A podcast adventure in sound and music inspired by the classic cold war novel: The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham.

“An innovative re-imagining of this classic cold war tale. P4 create an extraordinary experience.” – Andrew Loretto, Hat Fair

What are those Giant Mutations?

Platform 4’s Triffids! takes the audience deep into John Wyndham’s classic cold war novel The Day of the Triffids featuring a live soundtrack with instruments including Moog, Double Bass, Theremin, Hammered Dulcimer and… a Cactus!

“A Compelling Wonderful Piece.” – Oxford Contemporary Music

This exciting audio drama is exclusively released by B7 Media, an incredible preview to the live Platform 4 shows of TRIFFIDS! toured throughout the UK during Autumn 2023.

“What one starts with is the theme then you work it out to the logical conclusion… as far as possible.”

We are delighted to announce a collaboration with B7 Media to create this special podcast platform for the Triffids Experience!

“The trouble with triffids, is chiefly the things we don’t know about them.”

Made with kind permissions from The John Wyndham Estate & Paper Lion Ltd.

Performer ( Catherine Church )

Performer ( Jules Bushell )

Performer ( Jill Dowse )

Performer ( Matt Tarling )

Performer ( Laurence Hunt )

Musical Director/Composer Pete Flood
Sound Design Jules Bushell
Digital Artist Barret Hodgson
Designer/Dramaturg Simon Plumridge
Stage Manager Carys Davies
Producer Barney Jeavons
Artistic Director Catherine Church
About PLATFORM 4 Platform 4 is a national performance company; in the last 25 years they have created important and critically acclaimed bespoke projects of all shapes and sizes. Exciting indie arts company Platform 4, the creators of Triffids!, creates playful and unexpected worlds in which performers and participants can explore their creativity and the things that matter to them. The work is highly visual and musical; it connects people and puts human relationships at the heart of the event. In adapting the original Wyndham novel, Platform 4 has brought the novel into the 21st century, cutting out many of the outdated comments the book indulged in, interweaving beautiful elegiac violin solos and melancholic wistful melodies inspired by a lost world to wacky, psychedelic 1990s acid house. The incredible team behind Triffids! have worked with The National Theatre, Bellowhead, Southbank Centre, Kneehigh, BBC and The Bone Ensemble; together they create a very special magic, as seen in their previous collaboration, the acclaimed Invisible Music.

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