10 episodes

A sceptic. A paranoiac. A criminal. A migrant. A hostage.
Minola Theatre presents BEGOTTEN, a five-part audio drama by award-winning playwright Bianca Butler Reynolds. Join us each week as we meet five generations of women: Alice, Eileen, Clea, Hazel and Laoise. Hear a century of their stories, encompassing grief, war, sanity, loss and revenge. Listen as they grapple with powerful questions about heredity, and what is passed down family lines. Are we doomed to make the same mistakes our parents did? Can we heal a wound that is generations old? How much do the secrets of the past haunt us in the present?
Stage Whispers calls BEGOTTEN “a fascinating tapestry” with “superb sound design” and “visual images that sing”. Audiences praise it as “emotional”, “raw”, “powerful”, “spellbinding” and “heart touching”. Listen each week wherever you get your podcasts, or download the full drama on demand from minolatheatre.com.au/begotten.

Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
Directed by Kat Dekker
Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions


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A sceptic. A paranoiac. A criminal. A migrant. A hostage.
Minola Theatre presents BEGOTTEN, a five-part audio drama by award-winning playwright Bianca Butler Reynolds. Join us each week as we meet five generations of women: Alice, Eileen, Clea, Hazel and Laoise. Hear a century of their stories, encompassing grief, war, sanity, loss and revenge. Listen as they grapple with powerful questions about heredity, and what is passed down family lines. Are we doomed to make the same mistakes our parents did? Can we heal a wound that is generations old? How much do the secrets of the past haunt us in the present?
Stage Whispers calls BEGOTTEN “a fascinating tapestry” with “superb sound design” and “visual images that sing”. Audiences praise it as “emotional”, “raw”, “powerful”, “spellbinding” and “heart touching”. Listen each week wherever you get your podcasts, or download the full drama on demand from minolatheatre.com.au/begotten.

Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
Directed by Kat Dekker
Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions


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    Laoise

    Laoise

    "My country has just gained its independence. I have given up mine"
    Ireland, 1919. In the wake of the republican Rising, 19-year-old Laoise longs for a child she no longer recognises, a land she can no longer touch, and a lover who was never supposed to be hers. Part five of BEGOTTEN by Minola Theatre.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
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    • 21 min
    Bonus episode 4

    Bonus episode 4

    Join Kat & Bianca in this final bonus episode! The team discusses Kat’s directing process, what it’s like to direct an actor in their own work, and what Kat has learnt during her time working with prison theatre projects. You can also hear a preview for next week’s final instalment of BEGOTTEN: Laoise.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
    Find Minola Theatre online at minolatheatre.com.au
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    • 21 min
    Hazel

    Hazel

    "...If all of Hitler's planes are flying west, there must be somewhere east that's quite untouched. Somewhere far enough away that nothing reaches. Not even a war. Not even everybody knowing what you've done."

    England, 1941. Hazel spends the Blitz beneath the streets of the East End, haunted by a green skirt, a seaside hotel, and the boy who brought her here. Part four of BEGOTTEN by Minola Theatre.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
    Find Minola Theatre online at minolatheatre.com.au
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    • 17 min
    Bonus episode 3

    Bonus episode 3

    Join Kat & Bianca as they dig deeper into Bianca’s writing process, Jungian archetypal theory, and what it’s like being a writer-performer on a piece as personal as BEGOTTEN. Listen out for a sneak preview of next week’s episode: Hazel.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
    Find Minola Theatre online at minolatheatre.com.au
    Facebook @MinolaTheatre
    Instagram @minolatheatre

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    • 18 min
    Clea

    Clea

    "He was wearing his tan polo, the one with the blue stripes, and all I could think when the blood came up through it was how much it looked like tomato soup."
    Australia, 1970. The signs were there from the beginning, and Clea didn't act on them. Now it's time to take revenge. Part three of BEGOTTEN by Minola Theatre.*
    *CONTENT WARNING: This episode contains references to domestic violence.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
    Find Minola Theatre online at minolatheatre.com.au
    Facebook @MinolaTheatre
    Instagram @minolatheatre

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    • 18 min
    Bonus episode 2

    Bonus episode 2

    Join Kat & Bianca with special guest Siobhan Finniss, the post-production sound designer for BEGOTTEN. Hear the team chat about navigating their first foray into audio fiction, and the discoveries made along the way. Plus, catch a sneak preview of next week’s instalment: Clea.
    Written and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds
    Directed by Kat Dekker
    Post-production sound design by Siobhan Finniss
    Podcast hosted by That’s Not Canon Productions
    Find Minola Theatre online at minolatheatre.com.au
    Facebook @MinolaTheatre
    Instagram @minolatheatre

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    • 20 min

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Surprisingly good

I found this podcast when searching for Aussie made podcasts. I wasn’t entirely sure if I would like it but I gave the episodes a shot and I’m so happy I did! This series is so different from anything I’ve heard. I don’t want to give anything away, because it was fun figuring out what was happening, but give this one a listen. The episodes aren’t that long; you could potentially finish it on your commute. But seriously, listen. I finished the last episode and honestly thought to myself, “that was really good.” I hope you do too. Brissie has some seriously good stuff coming out of it!!

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