Oh radio drama fans, do we begin a treat for you today… I am absolutely tickled to bring to you, for the first time broadcast in the United States, the latest startling, bold, gripping, and mesmerizing tale by Crazy Dog Audio Theater… The Salmon of Blackpool
Now the phrase “audio movie” gets kicked around a lot in audio circles, but this work is by far the first to show just what an “audio movie” can be. Cut-throughs, fades, in-scene sound effects, stunning performances and the feeling of being in a real room with these people… “Salmon” does all this and more, propelled along by the cutting words of Roger Gregg, who shows us his skills as a literary writer are on par of that of his biting satire.
Today we begin to learn a little bit about the world we’ll be visiting for the next four weeks… A world where two Irish talents collide in their hometown, a place neither ever wanted to return to, in a situation riddled with irony and dotted with a desperate search for truth, all while voices from across the Atlantic cry out for the “feel good.”
Whether “Salmon” makes good box office is up for your ears to decide. But it’s a hell of a story.[audio:https://radiodramarevival.com/podcasts/rdr-podcast052.mp3]
Radio Drama Revival! Episode 52
Crazy Dog Audio Theatre‘s The Salmon of Blackpool Credits:
Written, Directed and Produced by Roger Gregg.
David Murray: Johnny Gallagher.
Sarah Greene: Sinead Murphy.
Michael Sheehan: Richie Ryan
Morgan Jones: Doctor Whitman
Georgina Miller: Nurse Marcella.
Liam Heffernan: Donal MacSweeney
Roger Gregg: Sheldon Berkus.
Other parts played by the above members of the cast.
Mark McGrath: Sound Engineer, location recording.
David Grimes: production assistant.
Music composed and performed by Roger Gregg.
Vocals by Sarah Greene.
Recorded and post-produced the Summer of 2007
Whoa that is one great story! Thanks so much.
So glad you enjoyed the story! This is just the beginning of an absolutely marvelous series and I hope you hear the rest… it’s well, well worth it!
Wow..I’ve only just listened to this story and words cannot describe my impressions..
A haunting masterpiece.
I was truly mesmerized.
So glad you enjoyed the story – years later, this is still among my top 5 favorite audio drama pieces ever. Roger’s most heartbreaking and powerful work, IMHO.