Radio from the Dark Side: The Return! Live webcast audio drama

Richard Hand (Photographer)

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The performance is part of the Media of Mediumship: a one-year AHRC funded project which examines the relationship between science, technology, and occultism in modern Britain, using the unique collections of the Science Museum Group and Senate House Library to explore the entangled histories of human belief, perception, trust, and scientific evidence as experienced through sight and sound.
The project is based at the University of Stirling and produced in collaboration with the Science Museum Group and Senate House Library, and follows on from the AHRC Popular Occulture in Britain, 1875-1947 project.
The evening will feature a fully live studio performance from the Strode Room in UEA’s historic Music Building (the Media Suite) which will be simultaneously webcast via YouTube. The show will feature ‘The Norwich Radio Players’ who, in a 1940s style, will present an evening of dramatic performance with live voice, sound effects and music. The plays they perform will be original adaptations of neglected short uncanny fiction that comes from the personal library of Harry Price, Britain’s most celebrated psychic investigator, housed in Senate House, London. A balance of humour and horror, the evening will reconstruct the studio and broadcasting practices of the ‘golden age’ of all-live horror radio.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2023

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