Toasted Fiction Theatre

The First Act by Annie Lowry Thomas

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By Toasted Fiction Theatre
Podcast by Christopher Patrick | Toasted Fiction Theatre is a brand new audio series of short plays and stories created by Christopher Patrick. Each month, Toasted Fiction Theatre will release a new episode that features new writing from writers throughout Scotland.
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Welcome To Toasted Fiction Theatre
Toasted Fiction Theatre is a brand new audio series of short plays and stories created by writer/director Christopher Patrick. Each month, Toasted Fiction Theatre will release a new episode that features new writing from writers throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK. The episodes are recorded in front of a live audience and read by professional actors. This first episode is a little introductory episode. A mini-sode if you will.
02:48
July 28, 2018
Full Stop by Christopher Patrick
Full Stop by Christopher Patrick Performed by Colin Little, Hazel Ann Crawford, Kirsty Strain & Charlie Graham. When Jake loses his wife he does what all grieving husbands would do. Buys cheap whiskey and hides in his attic from the in-laws. Will his sister and best friend be able to convince him to come down? And will they have to put up with his wife's family for much longer? The only thing worse than death is dealing with the family in the aftermath. Thankfully, attics were built for hiding.
22:35
July 28, 2018
Pulse by Julie Tsang
An interrogation inside. A missing female outside. A stranger is being interrogated by the police. There is evidence he did it. But what happens when the so called bad guy turns out to be further from the truth. Pulse is a moving tale of loss, friendship and a heartbeat. Performed by Colin Little & Cameron McGarva.
16:44
July 28, 2018
Responsible by Eve Nicole
Sam is excited but nervous to leave school and become A Proper Grown Up. She thinks her fun, youthful English teacher, Emma, has got life sorted. But Sam knows little about her private life. Emma hasn’t never really grown up. Comforting herself with Monster Munch and kids’ cartoons, Emma resists embracing her new obligations as a teacher. Sam flatters Emma’s fragile self-esteem, but Emma’s returned attention pulls them into a risky relationship that will challenge their ideas of what it means to be an adult. Growing up can put years on you. Performed by Hazel Ann Crawford, Megan Hair & Kirsty Strain
12:14
July 28, 2018
Life After Birth by Hayley Bristow
Patrick ponders the meaning of his life and what might lie ahead after his time in the womb while his brother Stewart takes each day as it comes with no expectations of what the future holds. Their opposing personalities and constant bickering seeing the twins gasping for air as they try to untangle the mess they’ve created……before it leads to fatal consequences. Will there be life after birth for the boys? “You’ve always been on that side, and I’ve always been on this side. Let’s change it up, live a little!” Performed By: Colin Little, Charlie Graham & Cameron McGarva
19:28
July 28, 2018
Why I Want To Drink With Boris Johnson by C.McMillan
Why I Want To Drink With Boris Johnson or The Entirely Predictable Trials of Being by C.McMillan A broken hearted writer sits down with a pen to rid his pain and right the world. However, he quickly realises he may not know how to do either. In fact, he barely even knows if he can write; it could all be a bunch of tat with some cool one liners. Who knows? "I'm struggling to remember the last time I had a good idea. Other than the whisky in the morning that is. That was truly inspired." Performed by: Cameron McGarva Produced & Directed by: Christopher Patrick Recorded by: Keiran Lowrie Tech: Ian Swinscoe
12:39
July 28, 2018
Expecting by Alice Cairns & Mary Trend
'Expecting' explores a woman's struggle to come to terms with her pregnancy against the busybody backdrop of a woman's discussion forum. Despite the advice of other smug expectant mothers, Beth feels isolated and unusual. She remains haunted by a memory that distorts the way she sees her own pregnant body. An expectant mother struggles with a haunting memory. Performed by Kirsty Strain Written by Alice Cairns & Mary Trend
13:28
July 28, 2018
Quick Bites: Holy Hangover by Christopher Patrick
A blink and you'll miss it short sketch about God with a hangover recorded by Neil John Gibson & Kirsty Strain.
02:34
July 28, 2018
Ratins' by Christopher Patrick
The Mackenzie’s are living the high life as Scotland’s most famous reality TV family with their show, Keepin’ Up Wae The Mackenzie’s taking the top spot every year. However, when the show takes a big dip in ratings the producers put into a place a desperate plan to get them back on top…… All it’ll take is a little bit of convincing, and a designer vagina or two. Ye cannae choose you’re family…..but ye can choose what channel yer oan. If The Broons met The Kardashians, it would be a little something like this. Written By: Christopher Patrick Produced & Directed By: Christopher Patrick Performed By: Charlie Graham, Cameron McGarva, Kirsty Strain, Hazel Ann Crawford, Colin Little & Megan Hair Sound Recorded By: Keiran Lowrie Tech: Ian Swinscoe Recorded live on the 29th September 2016 at the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock. Series 1 of Toasted Fiction Theatre is supported by Inverclyde Placed Partnership, Beacon Arts Centre & Emerge. Twitter: @toastedfiction
35:29
July 28, 2018
Guffy by Glenna Scaachi
Guffy is a guttural allegorical tale of the state of our nation. Guffy is a Scottish lass born and bred in Alloa. Present. Alba is the elderly Scottish woman that bred her. Past. The bairn is but a few months old bred by them both. Future. They co-exist at the bottom end of Alloa. “If yer frae the Bottom End ye dinnae get oot” Writer: Glenna Scaachi Performed By: Karen Bartke, Kirsty Strain & Cameron McGarva Produced By: Toasted Fiction Theatre Directed By: Christopher Patrick
19:51
July 28, 2018
Echoes & Jigsaw Until The Sea by Heloise Thual
Echoes And Jigsaw Until The Sea Written By Heloise Thual In a house which echoes aren’t her own, Lily can hear her Mum playing “Truth Or Breath” every night in the bathroom. Maybe if Lily completes her jigsaw before her Mum ran out of breath, she will be invited to play the game too. Mum now spends her nights in the bathroom.Playing some kind of game.Truth or Breath. Breath or Truth. Produced and Directed by Christopher Patrick Performed by Karen Bartke, Neil John Gibson, Cameron McGarva & Kirsty Strain.
19:11
July 28, 2018
The Vultures by Christopher Patrick
The Vultures | Written By Christopher Patrick Mary and June are The Vultures. A pair of wedding, christening and birthday party crashers who fancy themselves as Scotland’s answer to Thelma and Louise, but with greyer hair. However, when they decide to crash a wake in a bid for some ‘Scran’, they’re forced to have a look at their own mortality and question how they choose to spend the remainder of their time. Performed By Karen Bartke & Kirsty Strain Recorded Live at The Beacon Arts Centre on the 7th of July 2016
12:15
July 28, 2018
Murder On The S.S. Dreamer
Murder On The S.S. Dreamer Written By Jack Craig Told through recovered voice logs left mostly by Captain Morgan, this story tells the tale of a small group of cosmonauts sent to explore the deep reaches of space as they are caught in a murder plot. When the body of psychologist Lea Schauffer is found strangled, Captain Morgan must find out who killed her and quickly. The murderer leaves taunting voice messages on his computer. Mistrust is growing fast among his crew, threatening the survival of everyone on board. But Captain Morgan is not a man to be underestimated. He will find the killer. No matter what. 1 crew. 1 murderer. 70 billion miles from home. Performed by Neil John Gibson, Colleen Garrett, Karen Bartke and Charlie Graham.
31:25
July 28, 2018
Hymn by Amy Claire Shearer
Hymn Written By Amy Claire Shearer "What do you do when everyone is telling you one thing, but he is telling you another?" Grandmothers are always right. Especially when they were Suffragettes. But, what happens when everyone else disagrees and she isn't there anymore? You turn to the one person who understands. Who gets you. Who wants you to be with him. You might be fighting a different cause from your beloved Grandmother - but this time it's in his name. erformed By Karen Bartke and Colleen Garrett. Produced and Directed by Christopher Patrick. Tech: Kieran Fitzpatrick, Keiran Lowrie and Calum McMillan Recorded Live at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on the 31st March 2016.
15:06
July 28, 2018
The First Act by Annie Lowry Thomas
The First Act Written By Annie Lowry Thomas Two actresses attend an audition with a twist. A play within a play, The First Act is an exploration of our everyday performances and the characters we choose to present. Performed By Colleen Garrett, Karen Bartke and Neil John Gibson. Produced and Directed by Christopher Patrick. Tech: Kieran Fitzpatrick, Keiran Lowrie and Calum McMillan Recorded Live at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on the 31st March 2016.
10:30
July 28, 2018
Fools On A Hill by Christopher Patrick
Fools On A Hill Written by Christopher Patrick Hammer. Nails. Crucifix. Co-Codamal. This is bound to end well. Not satisfied with the direction the world is heading, two Christians take it upon themselves to start spreading the word of God again and put the world to rights the only way they know how – a good old fashioned crucifixion. You can now support the podcast through Patreon! www.patreon.com/toastedfiction So please, if you like what we do here, pledge as little as $1 a month (80p fellow Scots and UK people) and it means we can bring loads more Toasted Fiction Theatre episodes to you Performed by Neil John Gibson and Charlie Graham. Produced and Directed by Christopher Patrick. Tech: Kieran Fitzpatrick, Keiran Lowrie and Calum McMillan Recorded Live at The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock on the 31st March 2016.
21:59
July 28, 2018
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