October 22 2007

New Open Secret Podcast site

Just a quick note to say that we've moved our main podcast page. This page will no longer be updated, although archived programmes will remain available here for the time being.

All of our previous podcasts are available, now with enhanced sound quality and stereo audio, at our main website www.opensecretseason.co.uk/radio/readings.htm. We hope to be presenting some new podcasts there soon. While at the site, make sure to check out the text pages and multimedia on some of Open Secret's other work.

Thanks to all who've listened to or downloaded our podcasts via PodBean.

September 3 2007

Future Shots

To celebrate the first anniversary of the Open Secret theatre season, we present a final, rough-and-ready programme from 2006, Future Shots.  Short pieces staged with a minimum of rehearsal, Future Shots attempts to capture the first moment of synthesis between actor and text.

Cast:  Nicola Neal, Catherine Houston-Eyers, Chris Sciueref, Doris Zajer, Charlie Palmer, Richard Keightley, Richard McStay, and Karl Sedgwick.

Note: the lo-fi quality of this recording is due to limitations of the source material and low bitrate encoding needed to fit within available webspace. A much improved recording with a higher bitrate and stereo sound is available at the Open Secret website at: www.opensecretseason.co.uk/otherwork/futureshots.htm

Recorded August 26th 2006

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March 10 2007

Open Secret special

In this special Open Secret podcast, Tod talks with playwright and director Dan Horrigan about his past and future work, presented along with extracts from some of Dan's produced and unproduced plays.

cast: Silvana Maimone, Anna Savva, Alex Curran, Charlie Meyrick, Dan Horrigan, Tod Higginson.

This podcast contains adult language and should not be considered suitable for children.

An improved recording with a higher bitrate and stereo sound is available at the Open Secret website at: www.opensecretseason.co.uk/radio/opensecretspecial.htm

Recorded October 18th, 2006

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IX XI by Phil Ramsbottom

The Romano-American Empire is the backdrop for this blackest-of-all black comedies. With surreal and provocative humor, Phil Ramsbottom attacks every semblence of authority in the ancient and modern worlds.

Christ: Richard Keightley
Norman / Aide: Dan Horrigan
Caesar: Tim Daish
Caddy / Gabe: Thor Holt
Mary / Ruth / Claudia: Angela Edwards
Joseph / Jairus: Paul Lambdon
Pilate / Goldberg: Robert Carragher
Mrs Vasey / Acolyte: Helen Leon
Diana The Great: Catherine Houston-Eyers

directed by Dan Horrigan

This podcast contains adult language and descriptions of violent situations, and should not be considered suitable for children.

An improved recording with a higher bitrate and stereo sound is available at the Open Secret website at: www.opensecretseason.co.uk/radio/ixxi.htm

Recorded August 27th, 2006

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Enza by Billy Smart

The lead-lined coffin of a First World War nurse may hold the key to preventing a present-day flu pandemic. Billy Smart's poignant new drama offers a fragile window on the past.

Mr Stokoe / Mr Taylor: Paul Lambdon
Ms Bullock / Mrs Taylor: Angela Edwards
Phyllis: Catherine Houston-Eyers
Herbert: Tim Daish
Maeve: Jennifer Raymond
Maude: Bryony Corner

directed by Dan Horrigan

An improved recording with a higher bitrate and stereo sound is available at the Open Secret website at: www.opensecretseason.co.uk/radio/enza.htm

Recorded August 20th, 2006

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Empty Vessels by Peter Norgate

Steph is addicted to instant carnal gratification... while those around him have their own unhealthy obsessions. What does it take to be truly happy? Peter Norgate's play addresses addiction and spiritual void in contemporary London.

Steph: Tim Daish
Amanda: Susan Crowthers
Sam: Steph Mashor
Mike: Lachlan McCall
Tom / Masseur: Robert Carragher
Masked Girl / Masseuse: Helen Leon

directed by Dan Horrigan

This podcast contains adult language and descriptions of sexual situations, and should not be considered suitable for children.

An improved recording with a higher bitrate and stereo sound is available at the Open Secret website at: www.opensecretseason.co.uk/radio/emptyvessels.htm

Recorded August 13th, 2006

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