The Dunshelm Players: Famous For Retreating

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The Dunshelm Players: Famous For Retreating

Post by HStorm » Fri Oct 20, 2006 11:09 pm

On November 4th, a new KM spin-off production will be made available for people to download, when the first ever audio play based in the universe of the Greater Game is released.

Two and a half years in development, the play is called Famous For Retreating, and features the following cast; -

Treguard.....................................Russell Odoni
Stiletta/Salvania......................Eleanor Booth-Davey
Lord Fear/Honesty Bartram.....................Martin Odoni ('HStorm')
Majida/Heggatty..............................Sue McPherson ('Madmogsue')
Skarkill/Merlin.................................Alec Downs ('Modeski')
Elita/Greystagg.............................Clare Speedie ('Willowherb')
Lady Brinkatore/Mellisandre................Vivienne Traill

The play was directed by Andrew Kenny, AKA 'Snowcat', and Neal Sawyer of the SAE Institute in Glasgow, and was written by myself with the aid of Ricky Temple, AKA 'Skarkill'.

http://havetstorm.tripod.com/knightmare/id51.html

Click on the above link to download a 3-minute trailer for the play.

(At some time early next year, the play will be remixed completely and re-released as an audio CD. Watch this space for news on that.)

If anyone has any questions about Famous For Retreating, please post them here.
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Re:COMING SOON FROM FREEBIEVILLE...

Post by Mashibinbin » Sat Oct 21, 2006 6:27 pm

Congratulations to all involved. :D
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Post by Madmogsue » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:08 pm

wow. scary to think it was over two and a half years ago..

was a lot of fun.
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Re:COMING SOON FROM FREEBIEVILLE...

Post by HStorm » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:25 pm

Well, two and a half years ago was when the script was first drafted. Recording was a little while later... ;)

But yeah, 'twas fun, especially meeting Queen Greyskull. :o (Private joke.)
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Post by Madmogsue » Sun Oct 22, 2006 6:27 pm

hehe, it was just the way she waltzed in.
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Post by 37Herbie » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:30 pm

Will have top watch when I get home (Damn work PC with no sound card!)
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Post by TheMightyMartin » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:35 pm

Sounds fun! Thanks.
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Re:COMING SOON FROM FREEBIEVILLE...

Post by Pooka » Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:28 pm

I know I've already replied to the thread on the NKTP forum... but I'm looking forward to hearing the full version; despite being sceptical to begin with, the trailer has swung me!
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Re:COMING SOON FROM FREEBIEVILLE...

Post by HStorm » Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:17 pm

Well I hope the play lives up to the promise, but remember that trailers can be deceptive; they're often more entertaining than what they advertise. It's partly because the constant shifting from one brief snippet to the next leads you to think that the story is going to be a lot faster-paced than it really is, partly because weaker material is deliberately not included in trailers, but mainly because your imagination 'fills in the gaps' incorrectly, making you think the tangents you're getting a very brief glimpse of are deeper and more sophisticated than they really are.

For sure the cast and crew are generally happy with what we did on the AP, and we feel it's very good for a first time out, but even so when you get to hear it you'll still notice plenty of flaws in it.

Time, to coin a cliche, will tell.
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Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by HStorm » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:02 am

The play is now available. Please go to www.kmramdram.co.uk/ to download it. (In case you're wondering 'KM RAmDram' stands for Knightmare Radio Amateur Drama.)

It's being released in five parts, and to make them easier to download, they have been compressed to a lower bitrate than the original source recordings; there's an occasional dip in sound quality as a result, but nothing major.

The files can be downloaded direct from the server - big thanks to Forester for hosting them - or if you are any good with file-sharing you can take the strain off the server-bandwidth by downloading them through a BitTorrent we've set up. (If you download via the Torrent, please leave it open for seeding afterwards.)

You are free to download and distribute the play to anyone you feel would be interested in hearing it, but please do not make any modifications to it without consulting us first.

If you have any feedback or questions, please post them here, or email them to kmramdram@tiscali.co.uk.

Remember, this opening release of the play is effectively a prototype only. The 'definitive' version will be unveiled in CD form some time next year.
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Re:Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by Modeski » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:33 pm

Download it, it's awesome!

I am a little biased, as I played Merlin and Skarkill in the play.

Also, for those of you too lazy to go exploring, here are the direct links for torrents/files:

Here is the trailer

The torrent of all five parts (42mb) (If you get a "This torrent is not allowed on this tracker." error, manually change the tracker in your client to this: http://tracker2.bt-chat.com/announce )

And Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5 for direct download.
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Re:Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by SpawnOfFear » Sun Nov 05, 2006 12:39 am

It's Absolutely Brilliant!

:D Outstanding!! :D

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Re:Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by HStorm » Sun Nov 05, 2006 10:50 am

Thank you, that's one thumb raised. ;D
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Re:Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by DarkComet » Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:30 pm

Hell. Damn. YES.

People, the is the stuff of epics here. You're onto a winner and no mistake.
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Re:Famous For Retreating - Audio Play now available

Post by Mashibinbin » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:12 pm

To (mis)quote the bard:

"Do you raise your thumb at me sir?"

"no but I do raise my thumb!" ;D

Excellent and Stirling work ;)
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