EPISODE 6: MUSIC

EPISODE NOTES:
Released Thursday 17th August 2017

Story Etc. Episode 6: Music is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor was Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music (except where otherwise stated).

STORY ETC. LIVE - 7:30pm, Thursday 24th August at the Wenlock & Essex in Angel, London. Tickets available here.

INTRODUCTION:

  • Tom mentions the Spirited Away score, composed by Joe Hisaishi. The soundtrack album can be ordered online on CD, or bought from the iTunes Store here.

ODINN ORN HILMARSSON:

MARY LOU by LUKE COURTIER:

  • Luke Courtier is a writer, musician and comedian based in London. His website can be found here and he can be found on Twitter at @lukecourtier.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

JON WYGENS:

VICTOR VOX:

  • Victor Vox is a songwriter and performer based in London. His website can be found here, and he is on Twitter @victorvoxmusic.
  • One of Victor's greatest influences is Tom Waits, the American singer-songwriter, composer and actor.
  • The song Cloud Shepherd, featured in this episode, is available on Victor's EP Live At Eastcote Studios. It features Yaron Stavi on double bass and Adam Hayes on drums.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

RICHARD by ANNA LOU LARKIN:

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

EPISODE 5: INTERACTION

EPISODE NOTES:
Released Thursday 12th July 2017
Story Etc. Episode 5: Interaction is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor was Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music (except where otherwise stated).

STORY ETC. LIVE - 7:30pm, Thursday 24th August at the Wenlock & Essex in Angel, London.

INTRODUCTION:

  • Grim Fandango is an adventure game originally produced by LucasArts, subsequently remastered and re-released by Double Fine.
  • Punchdrunk Theatre is an immersive theatre company, most famous for Sleep No More, a response to Shakespeare's Macbeth, still running in New York.
  • Secret Cinema screens films in immersive environments, using set and actors to build the world of the film up around the screening.
  • Death of the King was an immersive punk murder mystery, originally performed at Colab Factory in Southwark in May-June 2017.
  • Pantomime is a traditional Christmas performance, first developed in England, still popular today, mostly across the United Kingdom.

CLANCY FLYNN:

BLOOD WILL HAVE BLOOD:

  • This excerpt from Blood Will Have Blood was written by Clancy Flynn. Fleance was played by Dan Buckley and The Witch was Jamie Birkett. The sound design was by Nicola Chang. The director was Rosanna Mallinson.
  • More information on ImmerCity's productions can be found at their website, here.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

MATT WIETESKA:

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

ELLIE GIBSON:

RHIANNA PRATCHETT:

THE LAMB:

DARYL ATKINS:

  • Daryl Atkins is the Executive Creative Director of REWIND, a creative agency and digital production studio. They can be found on Twitter at @rewindco.

ONEOHONE THEATRE:

  • Oneohone Theatre is an immersive and interactive theatre company based in London. Their website can be found here, and they are on Twitter at @oneohonetheatre.
  • The two founding members interviewed here are Eleanor Rushton and Asia Osborne.
  • Oneohone's show 101 is a recurring event where the audience plays a vital role and the scenarios change in every performance. More information on 101 can be found here.

UPDATE: If you enjoyed The Lamb and are interested in interactive audio, listener Ian R Buck has pointed us towards Codename Cygnus - a verbally interactive audio spy thriller, available for iPhone and Android. More information available at the website, here.

EPISODE 4: SCIENCE

EPISODE NOTES:
Released Friday 23rd June 2017

Story Etc. Episode 4: Science is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor was Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music.

INTRODUCTION:

MARGARET CAVENDISH:

  • Olivia Smith, interviewed here, is a Wellcome Trust researcher at the University of Oxford. She can be found on Twitter at @OliveFSmith.
  • Olivia Onyehara, who reads the extracts from Cavendish's writing, is a London-based actor. You can find her on Twitter at @oonyehara and you can hear her interviewed in our first episode, Inclusion, here.
  • A small gallery of original plates of Cavendish's books can be found here.
  • Margaret Cavendish was the Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, born 1623, died 1673. More information on her and her work can be found here.
  • Margaret Cavendish's novel The Blazing World, full title The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing World is a utopian romance, widely considered to be one of the first science fiction novels.
  • Olivia S also discusses one of Cavendish's non-fiction works, Observations Upon Experimental Philosophy.
  • Olivia S refers to The Royal Society, a society for scientific experimentation for the UK and Commonwealth, which still exists today. You can find their website here.
  • Olivia S refers to the Diary of Samuel Pepys. Pepys was one of the most notable chroniclers of London society in the mid-17th Century.

MARGARET CAVENDISH FOOTNOTES:

SATURDAY NIGHT IN THE SOLAR SYSTEM:

  • Saturday Night in the Solar System was written by Olly Allsopp and is performed by Jamie Laird. It was directed and recorded by Tom Crowley.
  • An archive of Olly Allsopp's comedy writing can be found here.

ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION:

ADAM ROBERTS:

GEMMA ARROWSMITH:

EPISODE 3: SECRET

EPISODE NOTES
Released Thursday 11th May 2017
Story Etc. Episode 3: Secret is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor is Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music. Story Etc. is a production of Audioscribble and Crowley & Co. Special thanks this month to Benjamin Partridge of The Beef and Dairy Network Podcast and Matthew Keeler of The Tristan Bates Theatre.

STORY ETC. LIVE - 7:30pm, Thursday 25th May 2017 at the Wenlock and Essex in Angel, London. Tickets available here.

EVIE WYLD:

DARYL GREEN:

  • Daryl's professional profile can be found here, and his Twitter feed is at @ilikeoldbooks.
  • Some images of the books which Daryl and Jenny discussed can be found here.
  • Peter Apian, or Petrus Apianus, was a 16th Century astronomer, who put together astronomical charts, or the Astronomicum Caesareum.
  • The 'colophon' is the publishing information of a book, usually printed on the title or end pages of the volume.

STEWART PRINGLE:

  • Stewart is the Associate Dramaturg of the Bush Theatre in Shepherd's Bush, London.
  • Stewart writes criticism for The Stage and New Scientist occasionally, and you can find his Twitter feed at @stewartwpringle.
  • The Cybermen are a race of cybernetically augmented humanoids, frequent villains in Doctor Who.
  • The Twilight Zone was a science fiction anthology TV programme created by Rod Serling, which has appeared in American film and television in various forms. The guide to the series which Stewart describes is The Twilight Zone Companion, compiled by Marc Scott Zicree.
  • All of the childhood horror stories of Stewart's which he has compiled so far, including thorough footnotes, can be found here.

FAMILY OF THE DAMNED

QUEYNTE LAYDIES

DATELESS NIGHT

EPISODE 2: MYTH

EPISODE NOTES
Released Thursday 13th April 2017
Story Etc. Episode 2: Myth is produced and presented by Tom Crowley, Jenny Redmond and Eleanor Rushton. The supervising editor is Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music. Story Etc. is a production of Audioscribble and Crowley & Co.

MARCHELLA WARD:

  • Marchella's academic profile can be viewed here, and she is on Twitter at @LuxMea.
  • The myth of Europa - a Phoenician princess kidnapped by Zeus in the form of a white bull. More info here.
  • Homer - the poet responsible for the Iliad and the Odyssey, reputed to be a blind bard from Ionia.
  • The myth of Orpheus - the poet, musician and prophet about whom many tales were told, most famously his botched attempt to rescue his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld.
  • Britannia - the mythological personification of Great Britain.
  • Antigone - daughter of the incestuous coupling of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta.
  • Maenon - Antigone's son, from the alternate telling of the story by Hyginus.

OSKAR JENSEN:

THALASSA by ELEANOR RUSHTON

BANYAN TREE THEATRE GROUP

  • The first song you hear is Che Che from Banyan Tree's second show, The Honey Hunters.
  • More information on Banyan Tree Theatre can be found on the Black Theatre Live website, or at their Twitter feed, @BanyanTreeTG.
  • Tom spoke to Nyawa Bottomley and Adriana Lord from the company. Adriana's Twitter feed is at @AdrianaLord.
  • Nyawa mentions the charity MOSAIC Black & Mixed Parentage Family Group, whose website is here.
  • The Fire Children - a West African myth, telling the origin story of the world's people of different colours.
  • The Honey Hunters - an African myth telling the tale of how the animals became enemies.
  • Donna Edmead is another songwriter for Banyan Tree, her Twitter feed is at @brumchickdon.
  • Arts Council England - a British government funding body for the arts.
  • Alison Lloyd is writing Banyan Tree's next show, Little Wing. More of her stories can be found here.
  • Adriana took the words for Centella (the final song you hear) from a tale of Oya - a South American goddess of wind, storms and the marketplace. The words are partially in Yoruba, a West African language principally spoken in Benin and Nigeria.
  • Little Wing is at Brighton Fringe 2017, at 4pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May at The Warren. Tickets can be purchased here.

THE KING by FELIX TRENCH

  • The King was written, performed and recorded by Felix Trench. Odinn Orn Hilmarsson provided editing assistance and also composed the music.
  • More information on Crowley & Co.'s previous collaborations with Felix can be found at their website, here. Their first was Radioman, followed by Valkyrie, a co-production with Oneohone Theatre.

MARGARET ATWOOD

  • Margaret's website can be found here, and she is on Twitter at @MargaretAtwood.
  • Margaret's novel The Handmaid's Tale will be released as an original TV drama on Hulu on Wednesday 26th April.
  • Hag-Seed is Margaret's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, commissioned by Hogarth Shakespeare.
  • The most famous outer space Tempest is Forbidden Planet (1956), which was itself adapted into the cult musical Return to the Forbidden Planet.
  • Margaret mentions Phyllida Lloyd's prison-set production of The Tempest, part of the director's Shakespeare Trilogy. You can read the Guardian review of its London appearance here.
  • Grimms' Fairy Tales is the popular name given to the collection of stories published by brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in 1812. You can read them all here.
  • Andrew Lang was a Scottish poet and author, and published some of the most important collections of fairy tales in Britain. You can read all of his Fairy Books here.
  • Captain Marvel (the first) is a character created by artist CC Beck and writer Bill Parker for Fawcett Comics in 1939. Young boy Billy Batson becomes the mighty Captain Marvel by saying the magic word 'shazam', which stands for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, Mercury.
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from Ancient Mesopotamia, considered to be the earliest surviving work of literature.
  • The Penelopiad is Margaret's novel, an alternate account of the myth of Odysseus, foregrounding Odysseus's wife Penelope and her attempts to fend off a pack of suitors who assume that Odysseus is dead and seek her hand in marriage, during the events of the Odyssey.

 

EPISODE 1: INCLUSION

EPISODE NOTES
Released Thursday 9th March 2017.

Story Etc. Episode 1: Inclusion is presented by Tom Crowley. The correspondents are Jenny Redmond, Eleanor Rushton and Tom Crowley. The episode was edited by Odinn Orn Hilmarsson, who also composed the music. Story Etc. is a production of Audioscribble and Crowley & Co.

At the end of the programme, Tom recommends that you check out Arts Emergency and The Geena Davis Foundation

MARLEY BUTLER:

OLIVIA ONYEHARA:

PAUL HARFLEET:

  • Information on Paul and the Pansy Project can be found at www.thepansyproject.com.
  • To keep up with Paul and his book Pansy Boy, follow Paul on Twitter at @thepansyproject.
  • Queer Up North's website appears to have been hacked by pornographic spambots, so we're not going to link to it, but it was a Manchester-based arts festival celebrating all artistic disciplines within queer culture.
  • You can read a 2015 Guardian interview with Paul here.

MATILDA IBINI:

  • Matilda's website can be found at matildaibini.com and she is on Twitter at @AstroMinx.
  • Matilda and Tom met on the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Programme, which has now been replaced by a series of Writers' Groups. You can find out more and apply for these groups here.
  • Matilda also briefly mentions the Soho Theatre's Writers' Lab, one of many of their new work development programmes. You can find out more and apply here.
  • Matilda is now the Resident Writer at Graeae Theatre, who can be found at graeae.org.

WET DREAMS & SPRING MATTRESSES:
Written by Matilda Ibini, starring Abiola Ogunbiyi as Jero and Peter Wicks as Nik. Produced and directed by Andy Goddard and Tom Crowley. Features music by Odinn Orn Hilmarsson.

WET DREAMS FOOTNOTES:

  • Matilda originally wrote Wet Dreams & Spring Mattresses for Papercut Theatre's XY Short Play Showcase.

VAULT FESTIVAL DIRECTORS: