A radio serial is being recorded and only two of the cast members have turned up. Having booked the studio and with One Direction in after them, they have to try and get it recorded in time, playing numerous parts and trying not to make too many mistakes. The show that’s being recorded is a silly and surreal story, telling the tale of Sir Arthur Barrington and his trustee sidekick Badger Boy (Part Boy, part Badger) as they dice with death in an action packed yarn featuring Dragons and Asthmatic Donkeys.
Performed by Paul Harry Allen (“Charming” – The Independent) and Katie Pritchard (“One to watch” – Funny Women) this is storytelling meets stand up, set in 17th Century Newport, a mad cap mixture of boys own adventure and general nonsense.
Hailing from the lovely land of Wales, Paul is a busy comedian and writer. As well as sharing a bill with Bob Dylan, he has had several successful Edinburgh shows, including The Lost Letters of Cathy G (Sweet story of sixties love – Sarah Millican).
Katie exists within a whirlwind of change. A professional actor, a musician mastering 12 instruments (including the rather tricky slide whistle) a Karaoke demonstrator, a writer and an award winning comedian, Katie has chosen a colourful cornucopia of professions to create the melée that is her life. As an actor, she has appeared in the West End in Dreamboats and Petticoats and as a comedian, was the winner of the Hilarity Bites new comedian of the year, and more recently was a finalist in the Musical Comedy awards 2017.
So, join Paul and Katie in the swashbuckling radio extravaganza that is… The Blade of Barrington.