The official podcast of Someone New Theatre Company, based in Geelong, Victoria. We are a group of actors, writers and directors, trying to make the world a brighter place by giving new talent a voice. We're currently spearheading a project to give actors an opportunity to act - now that they can't get on the stage.
(17 mins) Today’s short story is another modern classic - the infamous “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. Be warned, listeners: though this story hastens to assure you that the narrator is sane, there is something not quite right about them... Read by Olivia French. Enjoy!
(13 mins) In the midst of this coronavirus crisis, writers are still making their works. Today, we have two collections of poetry by authors writing about and during the COVID quarantine, Roger Patulny and Oormila Vijayakrishnun Prahlad. Read by E. Wood. Enjoy!
(20 mins) Tonight’s story is the second part of the tale begun by Shannon Nicholls in our last episode. Here, Odysseus and his crew try to outwit the monstrous cyclops, and unwittingly anger his father - Poseidon, Lord of the Seas. Enjoy!
(20 mins) I hope everyone’s ready for one of the oldest stories to grace this podcast - the incredible tale of Odysseus, by Homer! In this two-part excerpt, Odysseus comes face to face with a cyclops, and must use his wits and cunning to prevail. Read by the marvellous Shannon Nicholls. Enjoy!
(23 mins) Today, we’re privileged to have a modern short story - “The Spitting Bridge”, by Roger Patulny, read by Jonathan Lukins. Focusing on the relationship and trials of a father and daughter, it’s an emotional but charming tale. Enjoy!
(10 mins) Another fairytale is here for our listeners: an old favourite by the Brothers Grimm, read by Steven Georgiadis. It’s a story about the Grim Reaper and his godson, and is a wonderful listen. Enjoy!
(18 mins) For all of our fans of horror and the ominous, today’s podcast is a reading of H P Lovecraft’s 1922 short story, “The Hound”. The story follows two grave robbers, and their encounter with an eldritch canine guardian. Read by the wonderful J. McAteer.
(20 mins) Welcome back to the Someone New podcast! We’re reading old stories and fables, and today we have a reading of the original fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson, in which an ugly ‘duckling’ tries to find his way in the world.
(9 mins) Our month of new texts and voices is done, but we’ve still got our submissions coming in! So please welcome the talent that is taking part in our new project: we’re making a series of fairytales and short stories for all ages, classics and obscures, with the excellent voices that we’re fortunate to know. For this first instalment, please welcome Emma Wood, with her reading of the classic Grimm’s tale, “Rapunzel”.