To commemorate the 150th birthday of Old Bedfordian writer Saki (H H Munro), The Quarry Theatre, supported by Bedford School Trust, commissioned a few regular performers at The Quarry Theatre to record some of his best-known and best-loved short stories during the first lockdown. Our professional performers are joined by some of the Bedford School Drama Scholars as a celebration of this wonderfully savage and witty writer.
Saki’s influence is evident in the writing of PG Wodehouse, Noel Coward and GK Chesterton among others.
We will be publishing these readings in the run up to the 150th anniversary of his birth in December this year. We hope you enjoy them!
All the stories will be broadcast live via our Facebook page. The schedule is as follows:
The Storyteller, read by Rebecca Vaughan – 18/11/20
The Matchmaker, read By Josh Cooke – 20/11/20
The Hounds of Fate, read By Guy Masterson – 23/11/20
Filboid Studge, read by Louis Cooke – 27/11/20
Tobermory, read by Nicholas Collett – 30/11/20
The Quest, read by Rowan Bascetta-Pollitt – 04/12/20
The Open Window, read by Gavin Robertson – 07/12/20
The Unrest Cure, read by Will Roberts – 10/12/20
Mrs Packletide’s Tiger, read by Charlie Eggleton – 12/12/20
Louis, read by Albert Welling – 14/12/20
Sredni Vashtar, read by Oscar Easterbrook – 16/12/20
Some of our professional readers will be appearing at The Quarry during December with a variety of terrific one-person shows, tickets and details of the shows are available on this website.