The Forever Pill

When Drake is told that his beloved wife does not have long to live, he clutches at straws for anything that will prolong her life. A mysterious stranger offers him a cure for his wife’s illness that appears to be remarkably effective – but, like many miracles, it comes at a cost. Cast: Drake –…

The Winter’s Tale

At the opening of this late Shakespearean drama, Polixenes, the king of Bohemia, has been the longtime guest of Leontes and Hermione, the king and queen of Sicily. When the time comes for Polixenes to leave, Leontes urges him to stay longer. At first Polixenes refuses, but soon he yields to the entreaties of Hermione….

Four One-Act Plays

Louis Esson is considered to be the first great Australian dramatist. As with most of his work, these four plays depict life from the view of the common man and provide vivid presentations of life, both urban and rural, in Australia before the First World War. Amazon/Audible • iTunes • Not a member of Audible?…

Australian Ballads

In the introduction, anthologist Douglas Sladen stated that the purpose of this collection was “to lay before the English public a selection of poems inspired by life and scenery in Australia”. He further comments, “This volume is essentially the work of people who have meditated in the open air and not under the lamp; and…

Moop Saves Christmas

Santa is in trouble – he catches a cold at the most inconvenient time of the year. As he rests in bed, he ponders anxiously: Who will deliver the presents this year? Cast: Narrator – Jennifer Fournier Santa – Ron Altman Edna – Michele Eaton Doctor – Joseph Tabler Moop – Jeff Moon Blitzen –…

Last Christmas

A new twist on the theme of A Christmas Carol. Harrison, an embittered scientist who has access to time travel, wants to remove Christmas from the pages of history. Fortunately for humanity, his senior colleague, Horowitz has other ideas. Cast: Peter Tucker as Harrison Victor Bazarov as the Innkeeper Chris Marcellus as Joseph Libby Stephenson…

Antigone

Antigone by Sophocles. Translated by Sir George Young. Presented by the Online Stage. Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus, and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day….

Rosmersholm

Rosmersholm By Henrik Ibsen Translated by Charles Archer Presented by the Online Stage Rosmersholm is a play surrounding the deep and intense political and cultural change in Norway in the middle of the 1880s, a period during which the traditional ruling class were forced to relinquish their right to impose their ideals on the rest…