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The Navigator

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 31 December 2011

*** This play is no longer available to listen to online due to rights restrictions ***

Rostom is content with his regular office routine, safe on the fifteenth floor.

But when he's made to drive to inspect construction sites - and with a sat nav - his life begins to take a entirely unexpected course.

A comedy about love, redemption and the surprising effects of in-car technology.

Lasha Bugadze from Georgia won the English as a first language category in this year's international playwriting competition, for his dark comedy The Navigator, translated by Maya Kiasashvili.

The judges thought this play was "enchanting," "authentic" and that it cleverly turns the subject of loneliness into "joyous listening."

  • Cast And Production

    Toby Jones (Harry Potter, Truman Capote)
    Indira Varma (Bride & Prejudice)
    James Lailey
    Gerard McDermott
    Tracy Wiles
    Paul Moriarty
    Simon Bubb

    Director - Marion Nancarrow

  • Watch the winners

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    The winners of this year's competition came to London to collect their prizes and also record their plays in studio

  • An interview with Lasha Bugadze

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    Read more about Lasha Bugadze


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