Ronald Ryan and the Blood on Helmut Lange

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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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… Read More


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 /… Read More


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… Read More

Home Cooking

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… Read More


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… Read More


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 /… Read More

Elegy Delivered in a Country Pub

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… Read More

The Night We Lost Jenny

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. Read More

Seeking Mr Freud

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… Read More