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1 January 

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Short audio plays from the Talisman Theatre

Here at the Talisman we want to keep Theatre alive during these difficult times.  So whether you’re relaxing after work or trying to fill your days, we offer the chance to take a little break, sit down with a cuppa (or a glass of something) and enjoy a short audio play.  Each weekend we’ll post a new short play.

‘The Murder Mystery Club’ by Vivian C Lermond

A group of murder mystery writers get together to hone their skills. But the results are not at all what they expected!
Featuring Nikki Claire Cross, Jill Laurie, John Fenner and Oliver Jones. Directed by John Fenner.

‘Boluwatife’ (As God Wishes) by Tosin Jobi Tume

Featuring Tito Tosin Jobi Tume and Tife David Tume. It was directed by Tosin Jobi Tume and produced by Steve Smith. The play was recorded at the TCube Theatre Company Studio, Ado-Ekili in Nigeria.

‘In Your Head’ by Jonathan Edgington

Have you ever wondered exactly what goes on in a man’s head? This short comedy considers just that!
Featuring Laura, Esther and Natasha and directed by Amy – all from the Talisman Youth Theatre

‘Green Tea’ by Safia Lamrani

Jack has always copied Lilly’s homework. Now they’re older and applying for jobs, so things get awkward when he copies her dream job application…
Featuring Safia Lamrani, Andrew Houghton and Dave Crossfield Directed by Dave Crossfield & Safia Lamrani. Music by Jonty O’Callaghan

 

‘Sweet Nothing’ by Richard Smithson

In this gentle comedy, long-time sweethearts, Freddy and Hermione, are enjoying a romantic dinner when a little snag jeopardises their plans.
Featuring Kathy Buckingham-Underhill , Graham  Buckingham-Underhill & Vanessa Comer. Directed by Vanessa Comer.

‘The Séance’ by Adam Lock

A rainy afternoon, a mysterious clairvoyant and a willing client. The scene is set for a journey to beyond the grave. What could possibly go wrong?
Featuring Rod Wilkinson, Steve Smith & Wendy Morris. Directed by Stephen Duckham.

‘Gil and Bill: Twelve o’clock and all’s well’ – by John J Kelly

In this short bit of nonsense, a city sleeper receives a rude awakening.
Featuring Bill Davis and Ginny Davis. Directed by Ginny Davis.

‘Dinner’ by Paul Smith

A young man wakes to find himself tied to a chair in the dining room of an elderly couple. How did he get there and what will he do next?
Featuring Pete Gillam, Anne-marie Greene & Paul Forey. Produced by Paul Forey & Pete Gillam.

‘A Matter of Husbands’ by Ferenc Molnar

Set in the exotic dressing room of a famous Eastern European actress, a young woman, nervously waits within…
Featuring Julie Godfrey & Leigh Walker. Directed by Vicky Whitehill.

‘A Fishy Tale’ by Marc Harris

A gently spooky story set on a Cornish beach.
Featuring Susanne Jackson Mayne, Michael Barker, Neil Vallance & Allanah Harris. Directed by Steve Smith.

‘The Wedding Story’ by Julianne Homokay

A fairy tale wedding, filled with love and hopes for a happy ever after.
Featuring Phil Reynolds, Paige Phelps & Dave Crossfield. Directed by Sally Jolliffe.

Words from the Wars


To mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion, a selection of poems reflecting the impact of war.
Readers: Rex Satchwell, Ann Richards, Dik Thacker, Alice Scott & Henri West. Music performed by Romany Pie. Directed by Dave Crossfield.

‘Romero & Juliet’ by Debra A Cole


During World War II many romances bloomed through letters between young women at home and soldiers overseas. Some love stories defined two different lifetimes; others defined four.
Featuring Ellie Gowers, Wendy Morris, Ben Wellicome & Steve Smith. Directed by Jane Yates.

‘Edge’ by Emily Brauer Rogers

In this dark comedy, Dori and Sarah want to sail on to tomorrow, like Thelma and Louise. But things don’t quite go to plan!
There is some strong language in this play.
Featuring Sally Jolliffe & Dawn Morris. Directed by Jill Laurie.

‘The Man in the Middle’ by Matthew Salisbury

On the pitch the referee makes the decisions. He has power over all the players. But who has power over him? Local assessor Michael tries to unravel the very singular mind of oddball referee Brian.
Featuring Rod Wilkinson & John Francis. Directed by Matthew Salisbury.

‘How are you really?’ by Chiedza Rwodzi

This video play is set in a Counselling Agency. Shorai, a counsellor, is sitting at her desk looking very distressed. She is soon joined by her client Sekai.

Please note: the content of this play is not suitable for children.

Featuring Eyahra Mathazia & Munyaradzi Guramatunhu. Directed by Zaza Muchemwa.

‘Ambition’ by Tony Best

Have you ever thought how exciting it would be to have your fondest wishes come true? Three schoolgirls are given the chance to have just this, but things don’t quite work out the way they hope!
Featuring Findlay, Alais, Lilia, Amy & Ellie. Directed by Caroline McCluskey.