Dr Kennedy is a guilt-ridden psychiatrist, who is reviewing old recordings of his former patient Alisha, in the hopes of solving the mystery of Ravenscourt. At the time he easily dismissed Alisha's assertion that Ravenscourt was bound to evil. However, many years later his singular faith in that assertion and even reality itself, is starting to crumble.
Because somehow the deserted asylum has now started calling to him in his dreams...
"Ravenscourt" is a four-part gothic horror influenced #audiodrama #audiofiction ghost story about a psychiatrist who is haunted by past mistakes, the patient he failed and the place he now believes may have played a role in all of it. The story is inspired by St Anne's Asylum in Cork City. The now derelict building was built in the 1850s and the "corridor asylum" is said to be one of the longest buildings in Europe.
This Lovecraftian tale, written by David Horgan, is brought to life by thespian actor Mark D'Aughton and Irene Kelleher (Game of Thrones). With special thanks to Sean MacGearailt for the introduction and credits. Produced and edited by Epic Productions and proudly distributed by Cornucopia Radio.
Ravenscourt: Chapter Four: Physician Heal Thyself
In my recovery I practiced mindfulness. The best description I’ve heard of it, is that your thoughts are like a waterfall and the goal is to find a space behind the waterfall: We are not our thoughts.
Of course this does remind me of Alicia’s assertion that Boda existed in ‘the shadow behind the mirror’. A kind of dark mindfulness. A malevolent consciousness that exists behind our perceptions of reality. There is more to this world then what is reflected back to us.
Ravenscourt: Chapter Three: A Twist of Fate
My colleagues say it’s unethical to share these sessions with you. But in my heart I know Alisha would want her story to be heard. She was so desperate for anyone to believe her. I didn’t at the time and now in a twist of fate, she’s the only person who can lend credence to this story...
Ravenscourt: Chapter 2
Those who remember Ravenscourt can’t bare to speak its name, yet somehow they also can’t seem to forgive themselves enough to forget it...
This is because I have received a letter from what I believe to be a delusional voice in the head of my former patient, Alicia. It refers to itself as ‘Boda’. The name of child would give to an imaginary friend or a pet. But I believe this creature walks on two legs. And is far more human than I once believed…
Ravenscourt: Chapter One: A Fragile Layer of Sanity
You could be forgiven for thinking that the trees that surround Ravenscourt are there to hide its modesty. A privacy afforded to its vulnerable patients and selfless staff. However a darker reading could be that mother nature herself is trying to swallow this evil building from view. Trying to protect us; her naïve inhabitants. The same way a parent covers their child’s eyes when disturbing images appear on the television in front of them.
It was a story that began with a young woman...