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.
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
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!