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Keli is a new audio drama written and composed by Martin Green and co-created and directed by Wils Wilson, starring James Cosmo and Anna Russell Martin.
This fictional story of a talented but troubled young horn player stars Anna Russell-Martin, with a sonorous score recorded by a bespoke band including principal players from Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Fairey and Brighouse, and featuring BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheona White as “the voice of Keli” on tenor horn.
 
Martin Green has spent the last year immersing himself in brass banding, surrounded by the communities, the competition and the legacy of coal. Inspired by the resilient, creative individuals he has met, he’s produced a three-part BBC documentary, Love, Spit and Valve Oil, a new piece of music Split The Air and this Audio Drama,Keli, commissioned by The Lyceum and created with Lyceum associate artist Wils Wilson with whom Martin made last year's acclaimed audio drama The Portal.

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CAST
Willie James Cosmo
MG Martin Green
Storyteller Edie Green
Klara Sandra Kassman
Bus Driver Jamie Kenna
Lady Snaresgrove Liz Kettle
Amy Laura Lovemore
Brian Billy Mack
Policeman/Compere Ross Mann
Jayne Carmen Pieraccini 
Keli Anna Russell Martin 
Saskia Gemma Stroyan

ORCHESTRA
Mark Harrison Soprano Cornet, Tom Smith Principal Cornet, Thomas Fountain Solo Cornet, Ian Culcross Solo Cornet, Stephen Murphy Solo Cornet, Kirsty Abbotts Repiano Cornet, Alicia Davis 2nd Cornet, Laura Conway 2nd Cornet, Niall Mulvoy 3rd Cornet, Hayley Moore 3rd Cornet, Dave Moore Flugal, Sheona White Solo Tenor Horn, Siobhan Bates 1st Tenor Horn, Emma Conway 2nd Tenor Horn, Gary Curtin Solo Euphonium, Dave Thornton 2nd Euphonium, Amy Ewen Solo Baritone, Ben Smith 2nd Baritone, Tom Berry Solo Trombone
Ellena Newton 2nd Trombone, Alex Kelly Bass Trombone, Harry Cunningham Solo E-flat Bass, Andy Mallon E-flat Bass, Stuart Beard Solo B-flat Bass, Matt Wade B-flat Bass
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Written and created by Martin Green
Directed and co-created by Wils Wilson
Music composed by Martin Green
Score orchestrated by Benjamin Woodgates
Conducted by Mark Heron
Sound effects by Eloise Whitmore
Music recorded by and audio drama mixed by Calum and Cameron Malcolm
Producer Martin Atkinson
Assistant Producer Mikaela Atkins Blake
Production Manager Louis Blatherwick
Script Editor Kate Leys
Executive Producer for Lepus Productions Martin Atkinson
Created by Lepus Productions
With thanks to Sandy Butler, Jon Calvert, Bilge Nur Yilmaz, Becca Gaskell
Funded by PRS Foundation, Creative Scotland, The Marchus Trust and The Space. KELI has been commissioned by The Lyceum and Shetland Arts. KELI contains elements of The Servant by Hermynia Zur Mühlen and translated by Jack Zipes.

Photography and filming by Sandy Butler​

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Keli Martin Green

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Keli is a new audio drama written and composed by Martin Green and co-created and directed by Wils Wilson, starring James Cosmo and Anna Russell Martin.
This fictional story of a talented but troubled young horn player stars Anna Russell-Martin, with a sonorous score recorded by a bespoke band including principal players from Black Dyke, Grimethorpe, Fairey and Brighouse, and featuring BBC Young Musician of the Year, Sheona White as “the voice of Keli” on tenor horn.
 
Martin Green has spent the last year immersing himself in brass banding, surrounded by the communities, the competition and the legacy of coal. Inspired by the resilient, creative individuals he has met, he’s produced a three-part BBC documentary, Love, Spit and Valve Oil, a new piece of music Split The Air and this Audio Drama,Keli, commissioned by The Lyceum and created with Lyceum associate artist Wils Wilson with whom Martin made last year's acclaimed audio drama The Portal.

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CAST
Willie James Cosmo
MG Martin Green
Storyteller Edie Green
Klara Sandra Kassman
Bus Driver Jamie Kenna
Lady Snaresgrove Liz Kettle
Amy Laura Lovemore
Brian Billy Mack
Policeman/Compere Ross Mann
Jayne Carmen Pieraccini 
Keli Anna Russell Martin 
Saskia Gemma Stroyan

ORCHESTRA
Mark Harrison Soprano Cornet, Tom Smith Principal Cornet, Thomas Fountain Solo Cornet, Ian Culcross Solo Cornet, Stephen Murphy Solo Cornet, Kirsty Abbotts Repiano Cornet, Alicia Davis 2nd Cornet, Laura Conway 2nd Cornet, Niall Mulvoy 3rd Cornet, Hayley Moore 3rd Cornet, Dave Moore Flugal, Sheona White Solo Tenor Horn, Siobhan Bates 1st Tenor Horn, Emma Conway 2nd Tenor Horn, Gary Curtin Solo Euphonium, Dave Thornton 2nd Euphonium, Amy Ewen Solo Baritone, Ben Smith 2nd Baritone, Tom Berry Solo Trombone
Ellena Newton 2nd Trombone, Alex Kelly Bass Trombone, Harry Cunningham Solo E-flat Bass, Andy Mallon E-flat Bass, Stuart Beard Solo B-flat Bass, Matt Wade B-flat Bass
​​
Written and created by Martin Green
Directed and co-created by Wils Wilson
Music composed by Martin Green
Score orchestrated by Benjamin Woodgates
Conducted by Mark Heron
Sound effects by Eloise Whitmore
Music recorded by and audio drama mixed by Calum and Cameron Malcolm
Producer Martin Atkinson
Assistant Producer Mikaela Atkins Blake
Production Manager Louis Blatherwick
Script Editor Kate Leys
Executive Producer for Lepus Productions Martin Atkinson
Created by Lepus Productions
With thanks to Sandy Butler, Jon Calvert, Bilge Nur Yilmaz, Becca Gaskell
Funded by PRS Foundation, Creative Scotland, The Marchus Trust and The Space. KELI has been commissioned by The Lyceum and Shetland Arts. KELI contains elements of The Servant by Hermynia Zur Mühlen and translated by Jack Zipes.

Photography and filming by Sandy Butler​

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    Episode 3

    Episode 3

    EPISODE 3
    Her beloved horn is stolen on KELI’S wild night out. Brian threatens to call the police unless a replacement is found.
    In desperation, KELI breaks into an abandoned mansion to steal another horn.
    AND EVERYTHING COLLAPSES.
    KELI falls into the mine shaft below the huge house; in a moment of magical-realism she encounters the 150 year old Willie Knox; legendary musician
    & social activist, played by James Cosmo (Game of Thrones, Trainspotting). They lock horns over 200 years of poverty traps, social justice and whether
    a goth is essentially just a really miserable punk. Willie suggests life is easier collectively than individually. KELI emerges from the mine ready to confront the world.
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    • 41 min
    Episode 2

    Episode 2

    EPISODE 2
    The band’s success hangs on KELI’s solo at The Albert Hall.
    When she buckles under the strain things turn sour.
    KELI and Brian lash out at each other, terrible things are said and Brian sacks KELI from the band.
    Alone in London for the first time in her life, KELI stumbles into a new-money hen party, a fetish cabaret club, and the night of her life.
    She will never see the world the same again.
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    • 36 min
    Episode 1

    Episode 1

    EPISODE 1
    There was already pressure; KELI cares for her mum and clings to a badly paid job.
    Brian makes her soloist in the band.
    Her mum has a very public breakdown.
    KELI starts to lose her grip.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

boocook23 ,

a brass band drama that doesn’t blow

this intense slice of life about a topic i previously knew little about is packed with grit, spit humour, history, politics and very real people doing spectacular things. the performances are incredible both from the actors and the musicians providing the sublime soundtrack. a true work of genius.

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