. For the third year running, we hosted STAGE FRIGHT to launch the fabulous London Horror Festival. Three plays short listed and performed live to special guest judge Seth Patrick. First up we had Special Delivery by Elizabeth Adlington, which focused on a couple following the delivery of a rather unusual teddy bear. Next came Tears from the Pillow by Gabrielle Wright, a touching yet spine-chilling tale about a man in a coma (we daren’t reveal any more). Finally, Pete Barrett’s Forever Amber told the story of a cantankerous lord with a passion for taxidermy. The award went to Pete Barrett’s FOREVER AMBER, but you can listen to all three productions here.
Comedy. Andy never has relationships longer than ten days, then he meets Emma, trainee marriage counsellor. Do opposites ever attract? Can the man who never dates, date? And how does the psychologist get together with someone who declares psychology to be the dark art? Written by Jon Baker.
Battle Cries. Audio Drama inspired by the Arab Spring of 2011. Jane Downs has written from a woman’s perspective on the Arab Spring, referencing the traditional tribal poetry of pre-Islamic Arabia. Featuring extracts from the Mu’allaqat of Antara – a poem embroidered on a cloth of gold and publicly displayed in Mecca in the 7th century.
Blood and Stone is a 3D binaural audio horror play, so listen using headphones for the full terrifying effect. Based on the true story of prolific mass murderer Countess Elizabeth Bathory, bricked up in her own Slovakian castle for over 600 murders. 3D binaural audio horror written by Marty Ross.
Recorded in front of a live audience at The Lost Theatre. Amelie’s Party was written, produced and performed in just 36 hours. 9 actors, 1 director, a sound and tech crew and a beat-boxer met on Friday morning and by Saturday night they performed a completed live recording with visuals. This is that play. With a nod to the king of improvisation, Mike Leigh, we affectionately named our piece Amelie’s Party – please enjoy.