Our first play to be produced, edited and uploaded onto our Social Media partners was conceived and written by Peter Higgingbotham. You can listen to or download by visiting our Social Media partner, SoundCloud.
He has written several pieces for the stage including Steam Radio, an affectionate parody of Brief Encounter and Making Ends Meet, set in the world's most unsuccessful dating agency. The text of Making Ends Meet is included in Peter's book, Mr Malaprop's Revenge! A Collection of Sketches, Poems, Plays and Other Writing and available on Amazon - www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/BOOEWP4RTY/ref=as_li_tl?tag=theworkhouse.
Our second radio play was an audio adaption of a Sherlock Holmes story, entitled "Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle. Taken from the short story by Sir Arther Conan Dolye, this has been adapted for radio by Chris Scott. You can listen to or download by visiting Social Media partner, SoundCloud.
What begins as a small problem of intellectual interest, soon becomes a much more sinister problem when Peterson returns to Baker Street, this time with a precious blue stone in hand, which he claims to have found inside the goose's crop. Holmes immediately recognizes the stone as the famed Blue Carbuncle, which was recently stolen from the Countess of Morcar.
Armed with his battered hat, Holmes sets about finding the thief, a task which will lead him throughout wintry London, and end with a decision that both shocks and appalles Watson.
Our third radio play was an audio adaption of a W. W. Jacobs story, entitles "The Monkey's Paw", a supernatural tale first published in England in 1902. In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's hand, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.
Our fourth radio play and most ambitious to date, based on the number of sound effects, is our adaption of that classic Christmas story, "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. A novella about Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man, who is well-known for his miserly ways. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts, starting with his old business partner, Jacob Marley. The three spirits which follow, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come, show Scrooge how his mean behaviour has affected those around him. Dickens wrote this story in 1843 and at that time there was a tradition for reading ghost stories at Christmas, hence the numerous spirits that Scrooge encounters. At the end of the story he is relieved to discover that there is still time for him to change and we see him transformed into a generous and kind-hearted human being.