Audio Drama

PAUL BLINKHORN

AUDIO DRAMA



NIGHT OF THE ORCHID - by Marty Ross



Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released in October 2018


(as director and assistant producer)


Madeleine Loughran has fled her wedding, seeking shelter with her beloved Great Aunt at her house in the snowbound Scottish countryside. In the house's ruined glasshouse, the blossoming of a single living flower is the first sign of a passion that will strip bare the secret history of a house and its inhabitants. A contemporary Gothic drama of desire and death, and of love and vengeance beyond the grave.


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Rebecca Hamilton, Lesley Stone, Valerie Gogan, Peter Hannah & Kevin Devine


Editing and Sound by: Malcolm Thorp & Aaron May


Original Music: Isabel Herschmann


Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli and Rohan Onraet, and recorded at the Unity Studios, London.


Broadcasting Assistant: Ruth James


Produced by: Jack Bowman & Robert Valentine


I HEART AMY - by Elizabeth Parikh


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

 - released in December 2017


Young widow Amy is moving forward with her life.

She has arranged to meet up with Joe, an old

 ‘friend’ to see if the two still share a spark – even

packing her toothbrush, just in case! Joe just

happens to be her dead husband’s best mate

from university who is facing a crossroads of his

own. At Bath Christmas Market the two make their

way through the crowds. Laughing and mulling

over the  past they reach the canal, where they

are finally able to be alone…



AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Helen Phillips, Christopher Lane, Sinead Davies,Rebekah Hinds, Steffan Lloyd-Evans, Gillian McCutcheon, Nav Sidhu, Valerie Gogan and Kevin Devine.

 

Title music performed by Dominic Mason

Directed by Paul Blinkhorn

Produced by Jack Bowman for Wireless Theatre Company


Editing and Sound Design by Malcolm Thorp

Engineered by James Signee, and recorded at the RNIB Talking Books Studios, London.


Broadcasting Assistant: Liis Mikks

Assistant Producer: Paul Blinkhorn


Running time:  47 minutes



THE MIGHTY CARLINS - by Collin Doyle


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released June, 2013


A radio play by award-winning Canadian playwright Collin Doyle.


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Selected to feature as part of the HEAR Now: The Audio Fiction and Arts Festival 2014 2014  2014and the UK Radio Drama Festival 2015


On the anniversary of his wife’s death, Leo Carlin and his two sons come together for their traditional night of sharing memories of the dearly departed Mrs Carlin. Beers are drunk.

Plans are hatched. Secrets are revealed. The Mighty Carlins is a black comedy that celebrates a family at its worst.


Cast: Shane Rimmer (Leo Carlin), Christopher Ragland (Mike) and Christian Malcolm (Davey).


Music by Michael Seal         

Directed by Paul Blinkhorn 

Produced by Jack Bowman and Robert Valentine


Edited by Paul Darling       

Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli at Unity Studios, London.


Running time: 1 hr 27 minutes

Note: Contains strong language and mature themes.




COUNTRY LIFE - by Peter Briffa


Produced by Wireless Theatre Company

- released November, 2012


In the serene garden of a Devonshire cottage, next door neighbours Kenneth and Barbara  while away their twilight years amid cups of tea, bonfires and a nice slice of Madeira cake. Following the funeral of their friend Judith, things are disrupted by the arrival of fellow mourner Jim who opens up a hornets’ nest of secrets that leads to blackmail, robbery and possibly even murder.


AVAILABLE AS AN AUDIO DOWNLOAD

from www.wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk


Cast: Chris Bearne, Marji Campi and David Forest.


Original Music by Simon James Cookson


Directed by Paul Blinkhorn

Produced by Jack Bowman

Edited by Graham Donnelly

Engineered by Carlos Ziccarelli at Unity Studios, London.


Running time: 1 hr 8 minutes

Contact:


email: paul.blinkhorn@gmail.com


twitter: @pwblinkhorn

@pwblinkhorn



Reviews

The Mighty Carlins


"enthralling"

- Laurence Raw

Radio Drama Review (2013)


"..an entertaining, compelling, audio drama replete with fun, twists and surprises...It’s intriguing and captivating and at times laugh aloud funny...thoroughly enjoyable and engaging from start to finish"

- Maissa Bessada

SFF Audio (2013).


"Director Paul Blinkhorn orchestrates the guttural opprobrium and speedy altercations while allowing unspoken emotions to gather and surface...Rush, rush, rush to Wireless Theatre Company’s website for a free download of this play"

- Moira Petty

The Stage (2013)


Country Life


"... a charming witty tale of life

in retirement gone awry"

- Radio Drama Revival (2013)


"...cleverly constructed to lull you into

a state of false confidence, as a shaft of black humour cleaves through the script."

- Moira Petty

The Stage (2012)


"...what really counts in Paul Blinkhorn's production is the conflict between the two male protagonists, sparring with one another like a couple of adolescents,

rather than two senior citizens

...a penetrating study of how people like to cocoon themselves from the outside world in their own personal Gardens of Eden..."


- Lawrence Raw

Radio Drama Review (2012)