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…
Our next short audio story will be in June. In the meantime actor John Marshall has alerted me to our past outdoor production. It has been a decade since we performed my play, Abelard and Heloise, at Glastonbury Abbey. Have a look at this short promotional film here.
I originally adapted the love letters of Abelard and Heloise into a play that was on at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. I later revisited the play, setting it in an outdoor environment. The combination of rehearsing and performing at the historically relevant, beautiful and peaceful setting over a summer was joyful. We had fun, thanks to a talented team.