Short stories and audio poems from the award winning Wireless Theatre Company. Visit wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk for great audio drama, comedy, thrillers and more.
The End of Gray's Malaise
He who knows the confines of his own prison is truly free.
It’s been ten million, two hundred and forty eight thousand, four hundred and eighty seven minutes and nineteen seconds since Webster Gray left the walls of his rented flat. However this morning something different is happening. Though Webster Gray remains not only perfectly content but adamantly resolute he will never again venture into the outside world, his own body has other ideas and makes a powerful break for freedom.
The End of Gray’s Malaise is a darkly comic tale of fear, dysfunction and redemption.
Written and Performed by Paul Trussell:
Paul Trussell is an actor and writer who has performed leading roles in many plays, television programmes and films. In 2007 he wrote and performed his first play Mouse at Underbelly in Edinburgh. He has since adapted it for the screen, and has completed a new stage play entitled The Seer.
As an actor Paul has worked with Mike Leigh several times; most notably in the original production of It’s a Great Big Shame at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. He has appeared in plays with The RSC, The Old Vic, The Bush and Shakespeare’s Globe including Mike Alfreds’ production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Film appearances includes Mike Leigh’s Life is Sweet and Secrets and Lies, Roger Michell’s Titanic Town and The King’s Speech which claimed the 2011 Oscar for best picture. Paul has also appeared as a regular character in many television series including Crime Traveller, Vanishing Man, So Haunt Me, Big Meg, Little Meg and Cry Wolf as well as guest appearances in many others.
His latest role at time of writing is as the embittered actor Alan in a new play entitled Six Actors in Search of a Director written and directed by the great Steven Berkoff. He can be found on Twitter as @paultruss.
Written By : Paul Trussell, Starring : Paul Trussell, Edited By : Mariele Runacre Temple, Music By : Freeplaymusic.com
We Can All Dream, Can't We?
We Can All Dream Can’t We? Mary’s husband always said she had too much imagination. Well it doesn’t do any harm… or does it? Mary is a resident in a retirement home full of activities and ‘foreign’ staff. It’s Mother’s Day, and Mary looks through cards from her distant children as she muses on her life. Short and touching audio monologue written and performed by Fiz Marcus.
Fred Strangebone's Weird Pub Crawl
Oddball Fred Strangebone takes us on a weird and wonderful pub crawl… in his mind.
Written and performed by Ben Whitehead
A Normal Night
A Normal Night. Short audiobook narrated by Neil Frost. Simon Small is having a major problem. He’s filled with desire for his girlfriend’s sister – and tonight, she’s staying over…
Alone with Jenny, a scary film, and a Chinese takeaway, can he control his raging hormones and behave appropriately until his fiancée returns?
A Normal Night - Short Story
Short story by award winning writer Stuart Price, performed by comedian Neil Frost.
Short Story - 147
An audio short story from Wireless Theatre. Our hero is the world’s first Tourettes Snooker player – and he’s in the world final.
Will he be able to stay quiet with all the tension? Find out…
Written By: Stuart Price
Starring: Joseph Elmo Snow
Edited By: Stuart Price
Contains Some Strong Language
Saki Short Stories
Hector Hugh Munro wrote under the pen name of Saki. He was born in 1870 in British Burma and brought up in Devonshire from the age of 2, by two maiden aunts. They apparently hated each other and would compete to be each more strict and fierce with the child than the other. This may account for some of the cruelty of some of his stories. In 1914 he enlisted as a private. He never really came to terms with authority, but nonetheless he was promoted to Sargent. He was killed by a snipers bullet in 1916. His last words, recorded by a fellow solider, were; “Put that bloody cigarette out!” followed by the sound of a shot. His dark comic stories are his lasting legacy.
Mrs. Packletitde’s TigerThe Jesting of Arlington StringhamRead by Greg Page