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The House of Horla Tales

The House of Horla Tales

By The House Of Horla Tales
Short stories and tall tales from around the globe: including tales from GRIMMS: Folk & Fairy Tales London theatre productions, as well as short gothic tales, classic children's stories and new writing. Also included is the exclusive serialised West End Theatre memoir by David Thomas - ‘DT’s West End Tickler’ read by Chris Courtenay. Check out www.houseofhorla.com for further info.
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The Mirror (unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter

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How The Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling
The House of Horla presents: 'How the whale got his throat' - part of the Just So stories. Rudyard Kipling's classic fable of why whales no longer eat men, or boys, or little girls. Read by Alistair Green
09:26
September 17, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 14: 1981-2021
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 14: 1981-2021 Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
06:08
September 3, 2020
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe
A short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him. Read by Alistair Green. Produced by the House of Horla.
21:27
August 31, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 13: WEST END HEROES
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 13: WEST END HEROES. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
07:08
August 16, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 12: STORIES ARE MY THING.
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 12: STORIES ARE MY THING. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
09:24
August 3, 2020
A Poem By My Teacher
The House of Horla tales presents: Last day of primary school 2020. A poem by a teacher to her year six class, at this unique time.
02:59
July 18, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 11: A TOAST TO A LIVING LEGEND..
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 11: A TOAST TO A LIVING LEGEND. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
05:15
July 14, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 10 - UNCLE HO
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 10: UNCLE HO. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
06:54
July 5, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 9 - Spielberg's Big Loss
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 9: SPIELBERG'S BIG LOSS Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
01:27
June 24, 2020
The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.
The House of Horla presents: The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.
05:03
June 14, 2020
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 8 - Caution! White lycra.
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 8: CAUTION! WHITE LYCRA. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
03:36
June 10, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - EPISODE 7 - NUREYEV AND THE THUGS
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 7: NUREYEV AND THE THUGS Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
01:06
June 6, 2020
LIONIZING, a short radio play about the nose. Adapted from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe
The House of Horla Tales presents: LIONIZING. A short radio play based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe about the nose. Adapted and Directed by Alistair Green. Featuring the vocal talents of Adam De Ville, Alistair Green, Martin Hearn & Dave Roberts
14:42
May 29, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - EPISODE 6: MANY HAPPY RETURNS
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ EPISODE 6: MANY HAPPY RETURNS Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
06:08
May 24, 2020
The Height Of Purple Passion, read by Fiona Aldridge
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Height Of Purple Passion, (author unknown), a short & saucy tale read by Fiona Aldridge
01:21
May 22, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 5: Newborn in New London
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 5, Newborn in New London. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
01:44
May 20, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 4: The West End Homeless
David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 4, The West End Homeless. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
03:44
May 13, 2020
VE Day Tales 2020 by Joanna Volinska and Tina Talbot, read by Carole Carpenter
The House of Horla Tales presents: VE Day Tales 2020 To my mum, in tribute to her father Henry James Wood Comprising: ' My Husband's Grandfather' by Joanna Volinska and 'VE Celebrations 2020' by Tina Talbot Read by Carole Carpenter
05:09
May 7, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 3: Dina's Diner
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 3, Dina's Diner. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
04:50
May 6, 2020
The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson. Music by Jacaszek. Recommended listening via a good set of headphones. Devised by the horla company for GRIMMS II, scripted by Andrew Jones.
07:22
May 3, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 2: First Theatre Job
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Episode 2, First Theatre Job. Written by David Thomas. Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
03:11
May 1, 2020
DT's West End Tickler - Part 1: Solossys, by David Thomas, read by Chris Courtenay
We are thrilled to have secured the rights to podcast David Thomas' West End memoirs. ‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ Part 1, Solossys. Written by David Thomas (DT) Read by Chris Courtenay. COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED www.houseofhorla.com
01:47
April 28, 2020
Princess Olivia's Night Out by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick
The House of Horla Tales presents: Princess Olivia's Night Out, a short ditty about getting ready and going out on a Friday night, by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick. Including music by Layo and Bushwacka.
05:54
April 24, 2020
The Mirror (unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Mirror(unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter. www.houseofhorla.com
01:18
April 21, 2020
The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay, music by Johan Johannson
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay. With music by Johan Johansson.
09:22
April 19, 2020
The Hare (unknown)- a short tale about hunting, read by Carole Carpenter
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Hare (unknown)- a short tale about hunting, read by Carole Carpenter. www.houseofhorla.com
01:24
April 16, 2020
Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille
The House of Horla Tales presents: Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille
02:40
April 15, 2020
The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events.
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events, written by Tina Talbot & read by Chris Courtenay.
01:21
April 13, 2020
The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson
01:30
April 11, 2020
The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts
The House of Horla Tales presents: The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts
02:24
April 9, 2020
The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay
The House of Horla Tales Presents - The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay
01:33
April 4, 2020
Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale, read by Chris Courtenay
The House of Horla Tales Presents - Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale (unknown), read by Chris Courtenay.
02:12
April 4, 2020
The Man Who Did Good - short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay
The House Of Horla Presents - The Man Who Did Good - a short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay
03:19
April 4, 2020