Backwell Playhouse Podcasts
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A series of Radio Plays recorded live at Backwell Playhouse, Bristol. The plays are from authors all around the world and were recorded in a classic radio play style, with a live studio audience and sound effects performed in the theatre.
||Clean11 Against Human Nature by Cornelius Fortune||It is moments before the fall of man. Three angels, Monogamy, Indivisible, and Legna are contemplating a Garden of Eden without humankind. But the question remains: Now that Adam and Eve have been evicted from the Garden, what happens next? This epic drama was written by Cornelius Fortune and features music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com||12 2 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10 The Fist of La Femme by Rick Allden||La Femme, the Royal Poet, is imprisoned at Christmas for overhearing the Queen's plan to kill the King. Will he foil the plot and defect to the enemies at the gate who are determined to storm the castle, or are they much too Northern for his liking? And who is the mysterious Lucrecia, whose cooking seems to fizz too much to allay suspicion? Will all this be sorted out in time for presents and turkey, or will they all be struck by The Fist Of La Femme? This Christmas comedy was written by Rick Allden. It features music by Paul Blakeley, and Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com||8 12 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit09 A Bench Encounter by John Ashby||Two strangers meet by chance over coffee, and in the course of the afternoon they find a connection, discussing their lives, their hopes and their dreams. Neither is quite sure where this will go, or how this will end, but one thing is for certain - this isn't Brief Encounter! This drama was written by John Ashby. It features music written and performed by the author, and is used in this play with his permission.||2 11 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean08 Be Bold, Be Bold by Donna Latham||"Be Bold, Be Bold, But Not Too Bold - Lest That Your Own Heart's Blood Run Cold." Lady Mary is enthralled with her fiance, Mr Fox, but knows little of his business or where he disappears to for days on end. On the eve of their wedding, Lady Mary seeks out his house and learns the secrets hidden there... This gothic horror was written by Donna Latham, and is a retelling of Joseph Jacobs' traditional tale Mr Fox. It features the following music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com.||30 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean07 Alexander The Great by James C. Ferguson||Anatolia: conquered! Syria: conquered! Phoenicia conquered! Judea: conquered! Gaza: conquered! Egypt: conquered! Bactria: conquered! Mesopotamia: conquered! India: not so much! Alexander The Great charged across the known world, conquering wherever he went. But now, at last, we are able to reveal why history's most successful military leader turned his troops around when he reached Gandhara. This short comedy was written by James C. Ferguson, and features music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com.||1 9 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean06 All That's Good by John Levine||The instincts of two pairs are brought into high focus in this comedy by John Levine. Will they be able to follow logical reasoning, or will they give into their nature? This comedy, the first of our second series of plays, was written by John Levine, and features music by Fabian Measures.||5 8 2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean05 The 1st 2nd Christmas by James C. Ferguson||We all know the story of the first Christmas. Here is what happened on the second! The Playhouse Christmas Special was written by James C. Ferguson, and features music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com.||20 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit04 On The Level by John Upward||Heather is a supervisor at Universal Customer Services and is keen to become the next Manager. But when she goes up for the job against Brandon, the other supervisor, she soon realises that being the best candidate for the role does not mean that you are treated "On The Level"! This comedy was written by John Upward, and features music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com.||5 12 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit03 Poisioned Apples by Daniel Guyton||Belinda and Meab are preparing for Hallowe'en, readying the treats for the neighbourhood children. And what treats they will be! The Playhouse Hallowe'en Special was written by Daniel Guyton, and features music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com.||21 10 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit02 Tom Phillips, Ferryman by R. Frowen||It is 1927 and the end of an era. Tom Phillips is a Ferryman on the River Severn in Gloucestershire. On the day of his retirement, the man who has little use for conversation makes four speeches chronicling his life of more than forty years crossing the Severn; one to the village, another to his friend, the next to his wife, and finally to his true mistress, the mysterious Sabrina. This play was written by R. Frowen, and features music by Amy Sayer.||20 9 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit01 Reputation, by Clare Reddaway||India Brooks learns how quickly bad news can travel when video footage of her rant at a traffic warden goes viral on Youtube. When her business, and her sanity, are threatened, she finds herself desperate to put things right, before her reputation is ruined forever! This comedy was written by Clare Reddaway, and features music from Nick Jaina and The Lovely Moon.||30 7 2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Highly recommended: Fun and entertaining listen
Only two shows up at the moment, but I'm looking forward to hearing the rest of the series.
Lovely to hear shows recorded live, and the audience interaction and live sound effects make this show stand out.