We are still recording That Mad Little Planet Called Earth over Zoom across two continents. Our ensemble has been able to continue to work together, although we are geographically apart. This new platform, as a theatre-making space, is a positive from 2020 – as long as you are willing to work imaginatively around it’s limitations.
We are planning to release the first episode of our audio series on Sunday 22nd November. An audio version of this stage-play is quite different to the original script. We’ve got shorter scenes, sound effects and a faster pace to substitute for the visual expressions. You can listen to a taster scene below.
The increasingly long dark nights and looming lockdowns mean it is time for some serious theatrical escapism.
I’ve spent the last few days familiarizing myself with the actual sounds of our planets, thanks to NASA. I was intrigued to learn that the planet Earth has a high pitched youthful sound compared to the more dramatic sounds of Jupiter and Saturn. It seems our fictional characterizations of the planets were on the right track after all.
We are hoping to release the first episode of our audio version of That Mad Little Planet Called Earth within a few weeks. Stay tuned. Life goes on, as that’s Earth’s obsession…
We are mid August: the first hints of Autumn are exposed in multiple sparkling spider webs at dawn and cool air at dusk. Nature quietly evolves in our adjusting human world. It is, as always, inspiring.
We are now thinking ahead to our Autumn audio productions and have started recording That Mad Little Planet Called Earth.
Covid-19 has changed the performance medium but it has not changed the bond that creating a performance entails – even on Zoom. I am so thankful to our trusted ensemble that have the talent and courage to bring scripts alive. Our performance focused Zooms are, as always, elevating! I hope you will hear the results when Autumn clearly rules again.
This short audio piece is set in a futuristic post-Humanoid Revolution society when human’s aspiration, to be less emotional, has manifested to an extreme. A humanoid investigates an entirely isolated human living in a screen dominated pod.
Faye Maughan plays the seemingly mischievous humanoid, flirting between being human-like to computer-like, with razor-sharp precision.
Length: 6 minutes.
Written by Tamsin Irwin
Read by Faye Maughan
Above: Faye Maughan
Tamsin Irwin, as sole author of HUMANOID, has asserted her moral rights in accordance with 77- 80 of the Copyright and Designs Act 1988.
We are delighted to confirm that we have a new short audio drama set in a futuristic post-Humanoid Revolution society. This will be released on the eve of the end of lockdown in England.
Faye Maughan plays a highly sophisticated Humanoid desperately needing an emotional response from a human. This is the perfect short for those who feel they have overdone the screen-time in recent months…