In 1898, classical composer Samuel is hearing his Ballad in A minor being performed for the first time. Nervous.
In 2020, Song is staring at her composition. Nervous.
120 years apart their music meets the other.
‘Looking him up… Has made me walk a little taller, into my music class, the last week. He was born in Holborn in 1875. Victorian London.
Black Victorian London. Musical Black Victorian London existed. Ha. I’m gonna remember that – next time I go into a room and notice I’m the only Black person here.’
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Lem ‘N’ Ginge: The Princess of Kakos
Two down-and-out actresses are on the hunt for some stage work. Failing that, they’ll take up a lucrative quest to find the local princess’ stolen voice. In this chaotic tale, Lem N Ginge encounter queer frogs, woke baes, and their first actual deadline.
Written and performed by Mary Higgins and Ell Potter, starring Sharon D. Clarke.
Episode 1: Now bugger off!
Ell and Mary blunder into the citadel of Kakos on the hunt for a theatre. Why’s it so dead?
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The Amelia Project
Coproduced by Open House Theatre
The Amelia Project is a dark comedy podcast about a secret agency offering a very special service: Faking its clients’ deaths and bringing them back with a new identity! Its eccentric clientele includes cult leaders, scientists, politicians and even an AI, all desperate to disappear and start over… But how long can the secrecy last?
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Breaking Silence: The Pact of Forgetting
by Dash Arts
In the first episode of our four-part podcast series Breaking Silence, we examine Pacto del Olvido, Spain’s ‘pact of forgetting’ – a collective decision to forget the thousands of crimes against humanity under Franco’s 40-year dictatorship. Many of those who committed atrocities have still not been prosecuted and held to account, and Franco’s victims continue to seek justice to this day.
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The Hear Me Now Podcast
Hosted by Titilola Dawudu, The HEAR ME NOW Podcast hopes to continue the pathways and opportunities that the book successfully managed to create by bridging the gap for underrepresented artists.
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AVAILABLE SOON It is Easy to be DeadFinborough Theatre Breón Rydell with the Finborough Theatre presents Born in Aberdeen, Charles Sorley was studying in Germany when the First World War broke out and was briefly imprisoned as an enemy alien. He was one of the first to join the army in 1914. Killed in action […]
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