Stories from Outsiders, first performed at Story Friday Outsiders, 23rd September 2016, Burdall’s Yard, Bath.
Story Friday in September took the theme of Outsiders. This proved to be a particularly inspiring and we had some wonderful submissions – we couldn’t hear all of them or we’d still be sitting at Burdall’s Yard. But we did have a fantastic selection.
We heard stories read by writers Stephanie Weston, Crysse Morrison, Clare Reddaway, Elaine Miles and Christine Roberts, all of whom have been on the Burdall’s stage before, and it was great to welcome Conor Houghton and Rosalind Minett, whose stories went down a storm. We had aliens and transvestites, demobbed soldiers and Irish protestants, racist teenagers and vegetarians, we were in Ireland, in Somerset and in the past. I’d really recommend having a listen.
We were very pleased to welcome back jazz-pop duo Tracey and Jason . We love Tracey’s ethereal vocals and Jason’s wonderful guitar playing, and the audience certainly loved them too.
Here are the stories
Conor Houghton’s Tan was an hilarious triumph. A treat to listen to again.
Tan, written and read by Conor Houghton:
Christine Roberts’ stories are always punchy and relevant. This is no exception. Wonderfully read by Madelaine Ryan.
Uncorking the Genii, written by Christine Roberts, read by Madelaine Ryan:
Stephanie Weston’s short monologues are always popular at Story Fridays.
Report No 2, written and read by Stephanie Weston:
Rosalind Minett’s story of a demobbed soldier wrenched at our heartstrings. Beautifully read by Olly Langdon.
The Return, written by Rosalind Minett, read by Olly Langdon:
Crysse Morrison’s uplifting and positive story has some very memorable images. I won’t spoil it for you!
And the Bride Wore Silver Scales, written and read by Crysse Morrison:
Elaine Miles’ contributions to Story Fridays are always fantastic. This is a very funny addition to her repertoire .
Epiphany, written and read by Elaine Miles:
Clare Reddaway takes us back to Ireland in this story:
A Visit to Arvagh, written and read by Clare Reddaway: