Sketch Up!

Sketch Up! Comedy sketches written by Rachel E. Thorn, Produced by Gerard Fletcher & Melanie Crawley, Performed by Ali Mylon, Dave McClelland, Gerard Fletcher, Letty Butler, Melanie Crawley and Rachel E Thorn.

A couple of years ago, myself and a lovely group of Sheffield actors, writers and voice artists got together to have a go at producing some of Rachel E Thorns Radio Comedy Sketches because we thought they were great! And now, that project: Sketch Up! has been included in the Leicester Comedy Festival programme and its free to listen online – 45 comedy sketches – listen all in one go or individually. They range from the surreal to the domestic and sometimes incorporate a bit of both but nowhere will you find even the vaguest reference to the dreaded pandemic!

We’ve already had a 4-star review and lots of lovely feedback which is great – we weren’t quite sure what to do with all this material (nearly fell off my chair when I realised there were 45 of them. 45!) so its so lovely to get this out there and hopefully elicit a few smiles.

The writer of all the material is the super talented and prolific Rachel E. Thorn. Myself and Gerard Fletcher produced them and we all performed along with fellow actors Dave McClelland, Ali Mylon and Letty Butler.

I’m hoping to get us up and running with a remote recording set-up so we can do some more. Please do have a listen and if you enjoy them feel free to share on social media! @LeicsComedyFest for twitter users

Write your business book!

Narration sample from Your Business Your Book by Ginny Carter, read by Melanie Crawley

I don’t often narrate non-fiction as I love the fictional worlds authors create, full of drama, comedy and all those wonderful characters – just released though is one of the few: ‘Your Business Your Book’ by Ginny Carter and I had just as much fun! Ginny is a wizard at entertaining the reader / listener with anecdotes and examples that bring her extremely useful guide to writing your own (business) book to life. Its entertaining and informative – a step by step guide to all aspects of the planning, writing and marketing process, grounded solidly in the business world so its completely relevant to freelancers and business owners.

I was given free-reign to be extremely jolly and bring a bit of personality to the reading – not something always required of non-fiction narrators I find (non-fiction narration is an art with its own requirements and sometimes I’m far too animated for such a fine craft!) so it felt like a good fit for me.

As someone currently working as a freelancer and previously having run my own business I can also vouch for its very sensible and useful content too!

Now available on Audible.