Tagged: comedy

Episode 25: Have Yourself A Crabby Little Christmas Island

What things remind you of Christmas? Holly? Mince pies? Mulled wine? Crabs?

Prepare to enter a new era of Christmas where we huddle around the fire and eat crabs and cranberry sauce. Of course, what we’ve done here is played on the fact there is a place called Christmas Island and there are loads of crabs there. Concepts so good they have to be explained.

Come and find out what adventure lies before you this holiday season! Will Christine and Burton solve the mystery of the crabs? Do they need to? Is it that time of year already? Did you keep the receipt so I can take it back and exchange it for gift vouchers, which I’ll then sell for slightly less cash so I can blow the money on fun times? This way Christmassy creatures…

The Odyssey of AST

Arizona State Route 98

This is NOT, repeat NOT the way we went.

What a merry band, were we,
Who set off in the name of AST,
On stage, we were set to perform,
In foreign lands, to invite scorn.

Producer Dan was the first to go,
His tiny car heavily laden, and slow,
Shortly followed by Science Brian, and partner,
Action Dan, girlfriend and dog were there, not long after.

Episode 9: The Weighting Game

How much does a kilogram of feathers weigh? Did you say 1 kilogram? If you didn’t, you may need some help using that electronic device you’re reading this on.

Sneaky people are after it. Not the feathers, the kilogram. The original. Which is in a vault in France for safe keeping. And these are no ordinary sneaky people; they have skills. Will they get away with it? Will we? The con is on.

Episode 5: Solvay-nt Abuse

In 1911 a crack team of physicists from around the world assembled in the unheard-of town of Brussels in darkest Belgium. This was the first Solvay conference. Among these know-it-alls were little-known scienticians Albert Einstein and Marie Curie (aglow with her success). This much Wikipedia will tell you. But now Action Science Theatre presents the untold story of this great moment in science history. Will Einstein and Curie end up together? Where exactly is everyone supposed to be from? And what is rumbling in that cage? Find out now!

Einstein – Matt Kirk
Marie Curie – Rhona Wells
Irene Curie – Sreya Rao
Robin/Front Desk Lady – Wendy Bradley
Solvay – Dan Bond
Korb – Jack Brougham
Radio Newsreader – Brian Macken

Episode 4a: Science Shoot-off LIVE!

Some people seek truth, some seek justice, others seek the adulation of others to feed their egos. One such person has come to the globally recognised phenomenon of Science Showoff, with a presentation to wow the crowd. But two unknown gun-persons have other ideas. Will he survive? Will the cast remember to speak into the microphone? Will anyone enjoy the experience? There’s only one way to find out!

Recorded live at Science Showoff at the Wilmington Arms, London on the 2nd October 2012.

Presenter – Brian Macken
Red Assassin – Rhona Wells
Blue Assassin – Dan Bond
Sound effects created by random members of the Science Showoff audience

Running, jumping, standing still - FREE DOWNLOAD!

At Action Science Theatre – thank you Carshalton just leave it on the table – we are always thinking about how to help others who would like to have a highly successful audio drama of their own.

So we have taken a step towards making the dreams of people everywhere come a little closer with the publishing of the Action Science Theatre Positional Sound Matrix.

Action Science Theatre Positional Sound Matrix

Cut out and keep. Go on. Get your scissors.

(If you’re not allowed scissors you can get a copy here)

You've got to Accent-uate the Positive

“In linguistics, an accent is a manner of pronunciation peculiar to a particular individual, location, or nation.”
From the Wikipedia entry for ‘Accents’

Trouble at Mill

“Trouble at mill”

In the world of Action Science Theatre we stop the sentence after the word “peculiar”. Always.

When the world was made, 500 years ago in a sweat shop somewhere near Rhyl, it was decided in the interests of sporting competition to divide it up into countries. Some of the countries would be big, some would be small and some would be Denmark.

Episode 2: Blood Feud

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman biologist, has just received a worrying letter from his brother Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert, the British Empire’s greatest gentleman explorer. What’s going on? How are swans involved? Will the accents sustain? Listen and find out!

Sir Charles Daly-Humbert – Brian Macken
Edna Egerton – Ciara Kelly
Tobius / Hotel Clerk – Jim Emery
Joan S. Livingcross – Maegan Reed
Virginie – Sreya Rao
Sir Duncan Daly-Humbert – Dan Bond

Editing Episode 1

It’s about 10 o’clock at night, a tiresome collection of buffoons has just lef… *ahem* the cast has just left my house, the place is a mess, and England are in the process of being knocked out of Euro 2012 on penalties. Time to go to work.

Editing a radio play seems a bit like a jigsaw puzzle. I am faced with a huge collection of dialogue tracks, sound effects and ambient noises; somehow I have to combine them into a coherent whole. This bit of dialogue goes here, this sound effect goes there, this sound effect… doesn’t exist. Ah.