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Human Story Theatre

Co-founded by joint artistic directors Amy Enticknap and Gaye Poole, Human Story Theatre focuses on producing new writing with a health and social care issue at heart. The productions ‘pop-up’ in any designated space with minimal set, giving a shared light, shared space experience.Human Story Theatre the podcast goes behind the scenes exploring the issues raised in the plays and highlighting the real human stories behind their work. Amy and Gaye chat to people with lived experience and those organisations out there who offer help and support.*Produced by Vibrant Sound Media

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Happy Even After: Laura's Story

In the final episode of this series Happy Even After we explore the real life experiences of domestic abuse through Laura's story (not her real name). Warning: you may find this episode upsetting. We also hear from Michelle Plaisted-Kerr of Reducing the Risk of Domestic Abuse and Heather Walls of A2Dominion If you’ve been effected by anything in this episode please see below or visit humanstorytheatre.com for information and support from organisations who can help. Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Service (ODAS) Home of Oxfordshire’s Domestic Abuse Helpline and other specialist services, providing practical advice, guidance and emotional support and advocacy for those experiencing domestic abuse in Oxfordshire or West Berkshire. Website: a2dominion.co.uk/about-us/domestic-abuse-support-services Freephone: 0800 7310055 (Mon-Fri 10am-7pm) Reducing the Risk Charity providing information, guidance, signposting and advice for both those affected by domestic abuse and professionals. Website: www.reducingtherisk.org.uk Email: contact@reducingtherisk.org.uk Message line: 01865 965055 Men’s Advice Line (by Respect) Domestic abuse support line for men offering non- judgemental emotional support, practical advice and information. Website: mensadviceline.org.uk Freephone: 0808 8010327 Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk Respect Phoneline Advice for perpetrators of domestic abuse who want to change their behaviour. Website: respectphoneline.org.uk Freephone: 0808 802 4040 Galop LGBTQ+ anti-violence charity offering advice, support and advocacy. Website: galop.org.uk/domesticabuse Freephone: 0800 999 5428 Email: help@galop.org.uk Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) Charity offering emotional support, counselling service and information for women and girls who have experienced sexual violence, including sexual abuse and rape. Website: osarcc.org.uk Freephone: 0800 7836294 ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media __________________________________________ THANK YOU for listening!

28mins

9 Jun 2020

Rank #1

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Happy Even After: Help is Out There

In the 4th episode of this series Happy Even After we hear from Domestic Abuse professional, Becci Seaborne, giving current advice to victims, neighbours, friends and also perpetrators, regards de-escalation and safe removal from situations of domestic abuse. If you’ve been effected by anything in this episode please visit humanstorytheatre.com for information and support from organisations who can help. ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Human Story Theatre *Edited by Alex Wright __________________________________________ THANK YOU for listening!

6mins

10 May 2020

Rank #2

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Happy Even After: The Play Part 3

In the 3rd episode of Happy Even After feelings of entrapment become stronger, exacerbated by lockdown, and extreme reactions have devastating consequences, but will there be a ‘happy even after’… If you’ve been effected by anything in this episode please visit humanstorytheatre.com for information about organisations that can offer support. ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Human Story Theatre *Edited by Alex Wright __________________________________________ Happy Even After by Gaye Poole Directed by Anna Tolputt Audio Production by Jilly Bond & Derek Carlyle Cast: Naomi - Imogen Wilde Ash - Paul Tonkin Tasha - Scout Terry Kate - Jilly Bond Peter - Julian Gartside Lissa - Amy Enticknap Radio voices - Oliver Stephens & Anna Tolputt THANK YOU!

18mins

10 May 2020

Rank #3

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Happy Even After: The Play Part 2

In the 2nd episode of Happy Even After by Gaye Poole there are more wedding anniversaries, a baby for Ash and Naomi, and we hear the tension that family and health issues cause both couples. If you’ve been effected by anything in this episode please visit humanstorytheatre.com for information about organisations that can offer support. ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Human Story Theatre *Edited by Alex Wright __________________________________________ Happy Even After by Gaye Poole Directed by Anna Tolputt Audio Production by Jilly Bond & Derek Carlyle Cast: Naomi - Imogen Wilde Ash - Paul Tonkin Tasha - Scout Terry Kate - Jilly Bond Peter - Julian Gartside Lissa - Amy Enticknap Radio voices - Oliver Stephens & Anna Tolputt THANK YOU!

16mins

10 May 2020

Rank #4

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Happy Even After: Audio Project & The Play Part 1

Happy Even After is a brand new series brought to you by Human Story Theatre and is a special project in response to Covid-19. This is the first of a 5 part series showcasing Human Story Theatre’s play Happy Even After by Gaye Poole which explores domestic abuse; from wedding vows, various anniversaries, and into this lockdown. You’ll hear why the project has been made, followed by the first episode of the drama. ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Human Story Theatre *Edited by Alex Wright __________________________________________ Happy Even After by Gaye Poole Directed by Anna Tolputt Audio Production by Jilly Bond & Derek Carlyle Cast: Naomi - Imogen Wilde Ash - Paul Tonkin Tasha - Scout Terry Kate - Jilly Bond Peter - Julian Gartside Lissa - Amy Enticknap Radio voices - Oliver Stephens & Anna Tolputt THANK YOU!

19mins

10 May 2020

Rank #5

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DRY: The Stats & The NHS

In the final episode of DRY, Professor Marion Lynch from the NHS chats to Human Story Theatre’s Amy about why she commissioned Gaye Poole to write DRY, the theatre performance.  Marion also discusses her passion for working to improve health and healthcare through using the arts. For information on the issues discussed in this episode and where you can find help, visit humanstorytheatre.com ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media *Music composed by ARne Richards ____________________________________________ DRY by Gaye Poole Originally directed by Anna Tolputt, 2018 Tour directed by Emma Webb, 2020 Music composed by ARne Richards Cast: James Wilson - Paul Ansdell Ellen Wilson - Bryonie Pritchard Chloe Wilson (cellist) - Rachel Watson THANK YOU!

24mins

8 May 2020

Rank #6

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DRY: Help is Out There

In the 4th episode of DRY you’ll hear from Nicky from Al-Anon and Oliver Sampson from Turning Point. Both offer honest and frank insight into what help there is out there for alcoholics and their families. For information on the issues discussed in this episode and where you can find help, visit humanstorytheatre.com ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media *Music composed by ARne Richards ____________________________________________ DRY by Gaye Poole Originally directed by Anna Tolputt, 2018 Tour directed by Emma Webb, 2020 Music composed by ARne Richards Cast: James Wilson - Paul Ansdell Ellen Wilson - Bryonie Pritchard Chloe Wilson (cellist) - Rachel Watson THANK YOU!

33mins

7 May 2020

Rank #7

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DRY: Daughter of an Alcoholic

In the 3rd episode of DRY you’ll hear a real human story from Jo Huey, daughter of an alcoholic, as she chats to Human Story Theatre’s Amy about her relationship with her Dad growing up and how she’s now a speaker and trainer passionate about helping other daughters of alcoholics. For information on the issues discussed in this episode and where you can find help, visit humanstorytheatre.com ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media *Music composed by ARne Richards ____________________________________________ DRY by Gaye Poole Originally directed by Anna Tolputt, 2018 Tour directed by Emma Webb, 2020 Music composed by ARne Richards Cast: James Wilson - Paul Ansdell Ellen Wilson - Bryonie Pritchard Chloe Wilson (cellist) - Rachel Watson THANK YOU!

29mins

6 May 2020

Rank #8

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DRY: Journey of Recovery

In the 2nd episode of DRY you’ll hear a real human story from Paula, a recovering alcoholic, as she chats to Human Story Theatre’s Amy about her relationship with drink and her subsequent road to recovery. For information on the issues discussed in this episode and where you can find help, visit humanstorytheatre.com ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media *Music composed by ARne Richards ____________________________________________ DRY by Gaye Poole Originally directed by Anna Tolputt, 2018 Tour directed by Emma Webb, 2020 Music composed by ARne Richards Cast: James Wilson - Paul Ansdell Ellen Wilson - Bryonie Pritchard Chloe Wilson (cellist) - Rachel Watson THANK YOU!

23mins

5 May 2020

Rank #9

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DRY: Introducing The Theatre Project

DRY is a brand new series brought to you by Human Story Theatre that goes behind the scenes of their new play DRY, exploring the issue of middle-aged, middle-class drinking and highlighting the real human stories behind the ethos of the play. This is the first of a 5 part series about Human Story Theatre’s production DRY by Gaye Poole which was commissioned by the NHS. In this episode you’ll hear from Human Story Theatre's joint artistic directors Amy & Gaye, as well as the directors and cast of the play. They chat about what makes a Human Story Theatre production different, how the audience react and why their post-show Q&A is so important. ____________________________________________ Subscribe (for free!) on Apple Podcasts (leave us a 5 star review while you’re there), Spotify or your favourite podcast app. There is more Human Story Theatre related content as well as all of our previous episodes on our website www.humanstorytheatre.com You can get involved with the podcast by doing the following things: Tweet us @HumanStoryOx Like us on Facebook at HumanStoryTheatre Follow us on Instagram at HumanStoryTheatre or email us at info@humanstorytheatre.com *Produced by Vibrant Sound Media *Music composed by ARne Richards ____________________________________________ DRY by Gaye Poole Originally directed by Anna Tolputt, 2018 Tour directed by Emma Webb, 2020 Music composed by ARne Richards  Cast: James Wilson - Paul Ansdell Ellen Wilson - Bryonie Pritchard Chloe Wilson (cellist) - Rachel Watson THANK YOU!

26mins

4 May 2020

Rank #10