Sonic Tales

Sonic Tales
Sonic Tales brings the very best of Australian playwriting to you through our originally produced, contemporary radio plays. Produced by Gill Falson and Eastside Radio, Sonic Tales delves into the creative play-making process, bringing you new and original works from the best local writers, actors and sound designers.

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Sonic Tales Episodes

Sax In The City

14, June 2018

This episode of Sonic Tales is produced with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation – Who stole the sax? Is the cigarette girl a suspect? And just exactly what year are we in? Written by Eastside Radio Voiced by the presenters of Eastside Radio Recorded by Jacqueline Labrador. Sound effects byJacqueline Labrador. Audio […]

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Ronald Ryan and the Blood on Helmut Lange

22, February 2018

This episode of Sonic Tales is produced with the assistance of the Community Broadcasting Foundation – 1965. A gaol break! Alarm! Pandemonium! A prison guard is killed. The State Premier wants blood. Ronald Ryan is about to be convicted of the murder. A prison officer, Helmut Lange, has evidence to prove the man is […]

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09, November 2016

Episode 1 of Sonic Tales Season 6 presents one of our favourite brand new productions, Spirit by AWGIE award winning writer Donna Abela. The play takes place in a processing centre on Christmas Island. It is here that bureaucratic and officious Vera faces off with severely persistent and positive Albert in the interview that could grant or reject his claim for asylum. Alice Livingstone and Craig Meneaud rise […]

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28, September 2015

Sonic Tales Season 5 comes to a close with Mick, the last monologue in Frank Gauntlett’s For Men Only series. Mick has travelled far to share the ancient tale Oden and the birth of poetry. Performed by Christopher Dibb, Mick will take you deep into the beginnings of time where myth and legend serve as the science behind human creativity and artistic innovation. Special guest […]

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15, September 2015

Robbie has found himself in an unusual place, surrounded by unusual people he has never really understood. It is here that he tells the story of his unusual life and his unusual struggle for normality. Third in Frank Ganutlett’s diverse story series For Men Only, Robbie (performed by Harley Connor) reflects on what it means to be human in this beautifully crafted tale. Special […]

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31, August 2015

Following on from Twirler comes Cec, the second play in Frank Ganutlett’s delightfully obscure For Men Only series. Kim Knuckey delivers a wonderful performance as Cec, the newspaper man who knows too much, and joins Tegan Nicholls in the studio to discuss the piece and his approach to developing the character. Twirler by Frank Gauntlett Performed by Kim Knuckey / Sound Design by Robbie Armfield / Produced by Gill Falson […]

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18, August 2015

Kicking off Season 5 of Sonic Tales are the four incredibly diverse and wonderfully bizarre monologues which make up For Men Only by Frank Gauntlett. Listen below to hear the first of the four, Twirler, and hear from the playwright as he discusses the origins of For Men Only with Gill Falson and Tegan Nicholls. Twirler by Frank Gauntlett Performed by Nicholas Gledhill Sound Design […]

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Home Cooking

20, September 2014

An intimate insight into modern relationships that developed a surreal fishy ending. CAST Stephanie Lindwall Stephen Penn PRODUCTION Sound Design and Production Coordinator: Tegan Nichols Directed and Produced by Gill Falson In recognition of the excellence of the first three seasons, Sonic Tales has received grants from The Rodney Seaborn Playwright’s Trust and the City […]

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13, September 2014

A working mother is forced to reconcile different parts of her life when an ordinary day turns into something far more shocking. CAST Heather Mitchell PRODUCTION Director: Katie Pollock / Soundscape: Cluny Edwards / Sound Recorder: Alexandre Reyter / Producer: Gill Falson In recognition of the excellence of the first three seasons, Sonic Tales has […]

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06, September 2014

A teacher struggles with giving a teenage class a Sex Education lesson. He’s in enemy territory. A mini riot is possible at any moment. Teacher: Garry Scales Students: From the Australian Academy of Drama – Steph: Stephanie Lindwall / Amy: Gins Drew / Tom: Nicholas Foustellis / Justin: Stephen Penn / Izzy: David Falson PRODUCTION Sound […]

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Elegy Delivered in a Country Pub

06, September 2013

Episode 2 of Sonic Tales Season 3 shares Gaz Simpson’s Elegy Delivered in a Country Pub. Expertly performed by one of Australia’s radio and television icons Moya O’Sullivan, the play takes us to a remote country town in rural Australia, where in the only pub in town, we let in on the town’s dark history. Writer Gaz Simpson joins host Tegan Nicholls for a […]

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The Night We Lost Jenny

20, September 2012

In Season 2 of Sonic Tales we’re sharing Our Picks, a selection of our favourite plays from previous Sonic Tales seasons. We finish the season, sadly, with The Night We Lost Jenny. Written by Vanessa Bates and directed by Augusta Supple, it is a beautiful monologue about youth long lost, starring Jane Phegan and with sound production by Jacob Craig. […]

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Seeking Mr Freud

14, March 2012

In this episode of Season 2 of Sonic Tales writer Noelle Janaczweska and Director Kate Gaul present the black comedy Seeking Mr. Freud.  Seeking Mr. Freud – Written by Noelle Janaczweska and directed by Kate Gaul Performed by – Kate Worsley (Sigrid), Jane Phegan, Shingo Usami, Sunny Vrebac and Petter McAllum Sound Design by – Stephan Franz […]

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Pulpit Rock

07, March 2012

In Season 2 of Sonic Tales we launch with our Captain’s Pick, as producer Gill Falson and Tegan Nicholls share Gina Schien’s Australian thriller Pulpit Rock, performed by Elaine Hudson with a chilling sound design by Jacqueline Labrador. Pulpit Rock by Gina Schien Performed by Elaine Hudson Sound Design by Jacqueline Labrador Produced by Gill Falson […]

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It’s Your Funeral

15, May 2011

Eastside Radio presents a Sonic Tale: It’s Your Funeral written by Noelle Janaczewska. Directed by: Susie Lindeman Sound Design by: Serge Stanley Cast: Anthony Phelan [Dad] & Stephen King [Daniel] Susie Lindeman [Mum] Noelle Janaczewska is a Sydney-based writer with over 30 radio plays under her belt. They have been broadcast and published throughout Australia and overseas. She […]

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A Walk In The Park

01, May 2011

  A Walk in the Park: A Difference of Opinions is the first play to be aired during the first season of Sonic Tales. Written by: Donna Abela Directed by: Vanessa Hughes Sound Design: Stephan Franz Cast: Emma Jones, Libby Ahearn Donna Abela writes for audiences of all ages, collaborating across a range of performance genres […]

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