Stories to Tell When You Stay at Home
Specially developed during April 2020, when large part so the globe were on lockdown.
It is strange times, we all know that, oddly familiar yet completely unknown. These are stories for adults, while they tidy up, do the washing up, sit very still, try to get some sleep….They are recorded in lockdown, created in a homemade recording studio made from duvets and light fittings.
Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night
A series of 9 episodes of short, strange tales. Small stories, odd, true, funny and familiar that reflect the night hours themselves.
Each episode has a set of Stories that visit a different kind or part of the night. They are Stories that aren't always about the night but carry a sense of the night, of being awake when no one else is, unrest, when the sleep won't come. The things that keep us awake. Frustrations, irritations, fears, loss, love and lust. Each set of Stories is no longer than 30 minutes and has a theme that ties those stories together.
There is a night out on the town, nights in with lovers, or nights up remembering the left behind. Sometimes you’ll get three stories, sometimes five, sometimes a mini story and a singular long tale. I’ll tell you stories about dead dogs, pork pies, noisy neighbours and itches that need to be scratched.
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Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 3
Join Francesca to look out her kitchen window, walk round the block and hear as the view changes and buildings fall.
Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 2
Join Francesca on a walk with her dog, as she tells smalls stories and tries to find a sense of what she is missing.
Stories to Tell for When You Stay at Home: Episode 1
Enjoy stories about the strange situation we all find ourselves in now. Stories to stay home to.
Behind the scenes
In this bonus episode Francesca talks with producer Pippa Frith and sound designer Iain Armstrong about turning the theatre show Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night into a podcast series.
There are conversations about directing, editing, collaboration and whether Iain really did record the cutting his toe nails.
Day is coming, the sun is rising towards the horizon, 12 degrees to go. Shining light on the frustrations and the urges and the loves and the lost as it leaves other places to darkness on the other side of the horizon. The night lingering.
We’ve had the darkest time of night and now she, the sun is moving upwards; little bits of light rising in the atmosphere, the day is coming, there is no stopping the inevitability of it breaking.
A voice you want in your ears
Love Francesca Millican-Slater’s writing, storytelling and voice in my ears. I listen to these stories at night to help me sleep, sometimes I just want to keep listening so it doesn’t always work - loving these! Hoping for more one day! Thank you Francesca
Dark, funny, poignant and unsettling storytelling! Brilliant! I love it!
Stories we all need to hear
When we were younger- children and babies, the best time of the day was that moment we get tucked in by mum or dad and they tell us a story. As adults we rarely relax without a television, and I don’t think a story at night time is ever a bad thing. I’m a child at heart, to sleep I need sounds and this wonderful podcast is enveloping, fascinating, warm and atmospheric, creating a bedtime I didn’t realised I missed until I missed it. Beautifully told and beautifully written. Subscribe. Truly. You’ll be transported.