Backwell Playhouse Podcasts



For the last two years, Backwell Playhouse have performed and recorded Radio Plays to a live audience. These plays have been edited and release as Podcasts. You can listen below, through Youtube and other online audio sites or subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

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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. It features the following music by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com:
"Ossuary 1 - A Beginning", "Ossuary 2 - Turn", "Ossuary 5 - Rest", "Ossuary 6 - Air", "Ossuary 7 - Resolve" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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The Fist Of La Femme by Rick Allden

Under siege for years we've been, and still no end in sight.
Now Christmas gives the marrow chill; Their fists too cold to fight.


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 the music "Medievil Knievel" and "Medievil - A Little Darker" written by Paul Blakeley, and:
"Long Note Three" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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Rick Allden and Paul Blakeley can be heard in their own weekly, comedy podcast: RickAndPaulHealTheWorld.com

   

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.

    


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:
"Folk Round", "Evening Of Chaos", "This House", "Lord Of The Land" and "The Escalation" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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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 the following music by Kevin Macleod of Incompetech.com:
"Funeral March for Brass" and "Vintage Education" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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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?
“Natural Selection is daily and hourly scrutinizing, throughout the world, every variation, even the slightest; rejecting that which is bad, preserving and adding up all that is good.” Charles Darwin, On The Origin of Species

This comedy, the first of our second series of plays, was written by John Levine, and features the following music by Fabian Measures:
"Higekitekina", "Subtle Library", "Melody of the Strings", "Feels Like Home" and "Did you know? (Curiourser and Curiourser)"
All have been edited for this production by the editor and are Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0
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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.
"Wish Background" and "Silent Night" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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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.
"Local Forecast", "Shades of Spring", "Rollin' at 5" and "Bass Walker" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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Poisoned 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.
"Come Play with Me" and "Very Low Note" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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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.

Amy Sayer's Songs (Amy Sayer) / CC BY-NC 2.5

   

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 the following music:

Try, Try Again (Nick Jaina) / CC BY-NC 3.0

   

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