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Short stories and audio poems from the award winning Wireless Theatre Company. Visit wirelesstheatrecompany.co.uk for great audio drama, comedy, thrillers and more.

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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

    The End of Gray's Malaise

    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



    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

    • 11 min
    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

    • 18 min
    Fred Strangebone's Weird Pub Crawl

    Fred Strangebone's Weird Pub Crawl

    Oddball Fred takes us on a weird and wonderful pub crawl… in his mind.

    • 7 min
    A Normal Night

    A Normal Night

    Simon has had a horrific childhood which he considers to be the reason behind being filled with desire for his girlfriend's 17 year old sister, Jenny. Tonight she's staying over.

    • 12 min
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    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? Short story from Wireless Theatre, performed by Joseph Elmo Snow. Contains strong language.

    • 15 min
    Saki Short Stories

    Saki Short Stories

    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.



    Saki Short Stories



    Mrs. Packletitde’s TigerThe Jesting of Arlington StringhamRead by Greg Page

    • 19 min

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