12 episodes

*New episodes every Tuesday!*

If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it?

Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.

Verity Weaver AudioHour Productions

    • Arts
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

*New episodes every Tuesday!*

If you were given the chance to escape into the illusion of a perfect life, would you take it?

Verity Weaver is a gritty, honest, and immersive science-fiction audio drama about reality, identity, and what we owe to the universe.

    Episode 6: The First World

    Episode 6: The First World

    Verity finds herself suddenly the most powerful woman in the galaxy, but the illusion of victory quickly begins to crumble when she comes to see the First World for what it really is. Real power lurks in the shadows, and the only way for Verity to confront it is to dine with the devil.  Alone, hopeless, and angry, Verity must face the end of the world and watch her reality crumble.  But first, a strong drink is in order…



    Cast and Crew:



    Verity Weaver - Alena Van Arendonk

    Dr Helen Vaughn - Cassandra Schomer

    Holomask Verity - Margaret Sutherland

    Barman - Ben Hynes

    Jude Hamlyn - David McCormack

    Former President - Aurora Adams

    Ship Computer - Laine Ferio

    Newsreader - Nicki Marinovic

    Citizen - Clara Laurinda

    Narrator - Daniel Warren

    Miner 1 - Tony Ripley

    Miner 2 - Jonathan Scholey

    Supervisor - Jorel Paul

    Dr Baxendale - Robbie Fox

    Professor Abblesteady Hodge - Angus Scott

    With Fable Ashwood as Lily Howkins



    Writer - David McCormack

    Script Editor - Nina Sarkozi

    Composers - David McCormack and Pat Delia

    Theme Music - Seeming

    Assistant Casting Director - Andrew Davis

    Producers - David Holdsworth and Nina Sarkozi

    With special thanks to Joseph Lidster and Serena Haywood.

    • 54 min
    The First World Trailer

    The First World Trailer

    COMING TUES 31st MARCH

    • 37 sec
    Episode 5: The Veil of Ignorance

    Episode 5: The Veil of Ignorance

    Three people wake up in a room.  They don’t know who they are or how they got there, only that they have a task: create the perfect world.  Meanwhile, Verity Weaver embarks upon a perilous journey across worlds, guided by Dr Helen Vaughn, to find her way home.

    From Absence to the Clockwork Republic of Eridani, she meets new friends and foes, but at the end of the road looms an unspeakable sacrifice which will have lasting consequences for everyone.



    Cast and Crew:



    Verity Weaver - Alena Van Arendonk

    Professor Helen Vaughn - Cassandra Schomer

    Ship Computer - Laine Ferio 

    Representative A - Aurora Adams

    Al - Chris Harris-Beechey

    The Clockworkers - Jack David

    New Eridanian - Margaret Sutherland

    Representative B - Daniel Warren

    Representative C - Jorel Paul

    Newsreader - Nicki Marinovic

    Dr Baxendale - Robbie Fox



    Writer - Nina Sarkozi

    Head Writer - David McCormack

    Composers - David McCormack and Pat Delia

    Theme Music - Seeming

    Assistant Casting Director - Andrew Davis

    Producers - David Holdsworth and Nina Sarkozi

    The Veil of Ignorance is based on a thought experiment by John Rawls in his famous work, A Theory of Justice (1971).

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Veil of Ignorance Trailer

    The Veil of Ignorance Trailer

    COMING TUES 24th MARCH

    • 30 sec
    Episode 4: Epistemia

    Episode 4: Epistemia

    Verity stops off on a quiet-looking planet to refuel and rest after the last few adventures, but her day takes an unexpected turn when she’s mistaken for a senior academic philosopher!

    Playing along to avoid severe repercussions, Verity soon discovers that all is not as it seems in the University of Epistemia: students are being murdered, and the Department of Nootropics hides a dark secret…



    Cast and Crew:



    Verity Weaver - Alena Van Arendonk

    Professor Helen Vaughn - Cassandra Schomer

    Professor Abblesteady Hodge - Angus Scott

    Professor Ethan Miller - Jonathan Scholey

    Jo - Bex Chadwick

    Shaun Boland - Jack David

    Shaun's Mother - Jess Nesling

    Dr Baxendale - Robbie Fox

    The Dean - Duncan Hess



    Writers - David McCormack and Nina Sarkozi

    Composer - Pat Delia

    Theme Music - Seeming

    Featuring music from Nigel Thomas and Draiocht

    Producers - David Holdsworth and Nina Sarkozi

    • 55 min
    Epistemia Trailer

    Epistemia Trailer

    COMING TUES 17TH MARCH

    • 45 sec

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Jen12345678887654321 ,

Absolutely stunning

This audio is almost as beautiful as the pieces of cover art. Everything has an incredible soundscape which draws you in and creates a vibrant world. The topics covered are interesting and thoughtful. It makes large concepts we already deal more understandable and makes you consider how you think about things. Highly highly recommend.

Incandescent ,

A bullseye for what I love in sci-fi

This series made me mourn the death of a character I’d known for less than an hour and literally cry my way through the last several minutes of the final episode — as in actual tears on my face, which is not a thing I do.

It’s gritty Doctor Who minus the Doctor, dystopian capitalism, ethics/philosophy, feminism, politics, revolution, finding your identity and working through the messy process of grief. It has All The Feelings in it. As the icing on the cake, the voice acting is excellent and the theme song is super catchy.

I would love to see a season two!

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