The novella, by Robert Louis Stevenson, was adapted for radio and live performance in seven voices by Caledonia Skytower and David Abbot.
CORWYN ALLEN: Gabriel John Utterson
Utterson is a lawyer and close loyal friend of Jekyll and Lanyon for many years, as far back as University. He is a measured and at all times emotionless, bachelor – who nonetheless seems believable, trustworthy, tolerant of the faults of others, and indeed genuinely likable. He does not partake in gossip or other views of the upper class out of respect for his fellow man.
ELRIK MERLIN: Narration / Inspector Newcomen / & Richard Enfield.
Enfield is Utterson’s cousin and is a well known “man about town.” He first sees Hyde at about three in the morning in an episode that is well documented as Hyde is running over a little girl. He is the person who mentions to Utterson the actual personality of Jekyll’s friend, Hyde. He says that Hyde is disgusting looking but finds himself stumped when asked to describe the man. Newcomen is a police inspector.
DA5ID ABBOT & KAYDEN OCONNELL: Dr Henry Jekyll & Mr Edward Hyde:
Jekyll is a “large, well-made, smooth-faced man of fifty with something of a slyish cast”. He has spent a great part of his life trying to repress evil urges that were not fitting for a man of his stature. He creates a serum, or potion, in an attempt to separate this hidden evil from his personality. In doing so, Jekyll transformed into the smaller, younger, cruel, remorseless, evil Hyde. Jekyll has many friends and an amiable personality, but as Hyde, he becomes mysterious and violent. Jekyll remains the natural composite of his good and ill natures. Hyde is entirely evil. Continue reading ABOUT: “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”→
“I ought to be thy Adam, but I am rather the fallen angel….”
~ from Frankenstein, by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
In 2018, FantasyFaire Radio partnered with Seanchai Library to broadcast a live radio adaptation of the Mary Shelley classic. We will be airing this two-hour presentation twice this coming weekend, and you won’t want to miss it. The cast features Zander Greene, Elrik Merlin, David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Caledonia Skytower, with Shandon Loring as Victor Frankenstein’s Creation.
Frankenstein on Fantasy Faire Radio (all times slt/Pacific):
It’s October and most likely, wherever you are, the former season has given up all pretensions of lingering, and it is now well and truly autumn. Autumn is different across the globe, but one thing we know is that it’s a great time for celebration. Soon it will be six months since last Faire, and six months till Fantasy Faire 2020 – and at Fantasy Faire Radio (where you only need to clear your throat loudly for us to party) we have seasonal fun to offer between now and All Hallows.
There was a lot of gratitude and even more fun at “The Night Fantastic” this past month, as Fantasy Faire Radio said “Thank you” to all the sponsors and supporters who have helped us move from being solely an event station to year-round broadcasting. The Elven Forest was filled with listeners, sponsors, and supporters of all kinds – peaking at sixty residents! The owners of The Elven Forest, Belladaine Nightfire and Dark Moon, opened their realm and have invited FFR to return in the future. Thanks to all of you who joined us.
August will prove a bit more elusive, as people in the northern hemisphere enjoy their summer holidays and vacations. It is a month where we have a lot of things in the works, and there may yet be a few surprises in store. So, stay tuned for *Breaking News!* which could be released later in the month. You just never know. But if you stay tuned to Fantasy Faire Radio, you WILL know!
Life is not just about the things one does, it’s also about the journey. Sometimes the road is easy, other times it’s fraught with hardship and pains, but every step along the way helps shape our fate. The funny thing is that sometimes we get presented with a path that we never saw coming.
Caelita had watched the Games from her spot in the stands. The high vantage point allowed her a good view of the entire ground and she spotted Na’Rayh almost immediately. Comparing him to the others, the Princess wasn’t sure what to think. While Na’Rayh was a good size, there were other men who looked bigger and taller. Fortunately size wasn’t the main thing that granted a person victory in battle.
As the Game played out Caelita kept her eyes on him. At first she was fearful but as Na’Rayh took down one opponent after another she began to have hope. While she felt grieved as dead bodies began to riddle the coliseum floor she was happy none of them were his. Perhaps the gods had heard her prayers after all.