Series 1: Episode 7 – Lost a Bett

Betty’s gone missing and there’s something afoot that Johnny can’t quite put his finger on. The problem is that even as the evidence points toward increasingly sinister deeds, Johnny is drunker than ever. He will need the help of every ally he has in order to save his secretary. Even his sister Melissa.dead-drunk-logo-ep-7
Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016.
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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catherine Haslam – Passer-by
Dan Luxton – Mr Green
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Mark Tindle – Jekyll/Hyde
Mark Wheeler – The Invisible Man
Leanna Wigginton – Melissa
Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 6 – Hell To Pay

The Devil is being blackmailed and expects Johnny to catch the culprits. But Johnny’s relationship with Betty is worse than ever, and then his overbearing sister Melissa comes to town. It’s looks like the drunk zombie private detective simply cannot catch a break. And then the unthinkable happens…

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Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catharine Haslam – Balfar
Charlotte Kaye – Joe
Dan Luxton – Satan
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty
Mark Tindle – Korlock
Leanna Wiggington – Melissa

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 5 – Unwrapping the Mummy Mystery

The Museum of Unnatural History is in trouble when a murder happens within their walls.  And the only witness to the crime is an old Mummy from the Ancient Egyptian exhibit. Can Johnny crack the case? Is the Museum cursed? And can Johnny win back his prized office chair?

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Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)

Mike Hutcherson – Maurice
Dan Luxton – Pharaoh
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Charlie Martin – Pauline
Kate Oswald – Betty
Alex Sievewright – Indiana

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

In The Can – A HUGE THANK YOU upon completing Dead Drunk Detective: Live In The Rotten Flesh

Every episode of Dead Drunk Detective is in the can! Goodness gracious.

img_8332The process has been a long labour of love since Brendan Way (actor, writer, man with jokes) approached me with some scripts he had written for a lark. Then started the hard yet hugely fulfilling hard work of recording them live for which we had no money and really only the generosity and hard work of friends old and new and indeed ourselves. And for that reason, there are some people that deserve a big congratulations and and even bigger thank you for helping us one this endeavour.

Firstly, our cast. Some playing recurring roles that carried through the entire series, others that played several roles a night in delightful character parts, and there were some that came, performed a small but vital role and dropped the mic in fantastic fashion. Namely, they are:

Arfie Mansfield
Kate Oswald
Leanna Wiggington
Charles Schrerer
Victoria Hogg
Steff Prince
Mark Tindle
Dan Luxton
Mark Wheeler
Mark Johnson
Catharine Haslam
Alex Sievewright
Mike Hutcherson
Charlie Martin
Charlotte Kaye

And they were not the only performers that worked on our live shows. We had a collection of truly marvellous stand-ups and character comedians that warmed up our audiences before we recorded each episode. They did the heavy lifting so that our work was that much easier, and for that, we are incredibly grateful. That, and they were all incredibly funny to boot.

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Sean Sellers
Wayne Lawrence
Heather Shaw
Charlie Martin a.k.a. “Dante”
Loose Brie
Valerio Miconi

And none of this would have been possible without somewhere to record the show. I would like to reiterate, we had no budget. But we needed a venue that; a) was the right size, b) technically capable of pulling it off, c) soundproof, d) comfortable for the audience, e) was actually staffed by nice and supportive people that were willing to support an endeavour like this. And when we found The Actor’s Temple, we knew we had found just the people to help us make this thing. They have been so incredibly supportive of us and all that we have asked of them in bringing Dead Drunk Detective to life, and always treated us with kindness and understanding. Huge thank you to Tanya and the gang.

And really the work is still only half done. Katharine Kerr, our producer and editor will be in the edit suite building the final episodes as she has for every episode so far. And indeed before every episode as she prepared our sound design for each live show. But more than that, she has been our stalwart and dependable pillar of audio production that has been the rock and foundation upon which this whole thing has been made possible.

dead-drunk-logo-mainAnd making us look fantastic in all of this are two people that have applied their own very specific set of skills in delightfully artful ways. The first we should mention is Aimee Sajjan-Servaes, who created some truly sticking illustrations for our cover art, somehow bringing compassion to a zombie with barely any flesh left on the bone. The other is Tom Hodge, who composed our theme music that hit the smokey noir tones with just the genre notes in all the right places. These guys not only helped us, they blew us away.

And finally, there’s the creator of this entire pocket universe we have been inhabiting for months. Brendan Way entrusted us with his baby, and engaged in a creative partnership with Katharine and I that has borne fruit as Dead Drunk Detective, a podcast sitcom. And regardless of what happens, whether it has a second series, or disappears in to the obscure corners of the internet… we bloody made it! It exists now! We have proof. And some of these creative endeavours never get past the first draft, but this one will live on. And the reason why is because Brendan was imaginative enough to create this world, was confident enough to pursue finding a platform for it, and was proactive enough to follow through this to completion and help in every way he possibly could.

And lastly, the people that came to our live shows, listened to our podcasts, subscribed on iTunes and Soundcloud (still can by the way) and are following Dead Drunk Detective on its journey. Thank you so much and PLEASE CONTINUE TO DO SO! The Finale Double Bill comes out on Monday 31st October! HALLOWEEN for heaven sake! If you are playing audience to Dead Drunk Detective in any way, thank you! We will be fighting to earn your continued support at every point!

It’ll be strange once Dead Drunk Detective is all finished and released. It has occupied an important part of our lives for some time. But with luck, it will rise from the depths again in the near future!

Until then, stay drunk and fighting crime, alive or dead!

Ed Fargher
Producer on Dead Drunk Detective

Episode 08: Lasers, Pies and other Luxury Items – SKETCH, PLEASE!

Sketch, Please! has a wild and wacky show for you this month, with halloween drinking, job interviews and The Ministry of Defence all thrown in for good measure.


Do you ever wish there was somewhere you could send your husband when you don’t need him? Or that you could forgo the serenity of a funeral in order to reclaim your stolen goods? How about an honest declaration of Facebook’s terms and conditions? All of this and more on this week’s episode!

And remember, YOU CAN BE PART OF THE SHOW! The show is comprised of scripts submitted by writers via email. To find out how to get your work produced, check out the Submissions Page where you will also find our Terms & Conditions and details for how to be a performer as well! The next deadline is midnight on SUNDAY 20th NOVEMBER.

Follow the podcast on iTunesSoundcloud and ACast. Every rating, review, subscription and download is greatly appreciated.

Cast

14813542_10153851606626231_988847725_n-1Alex Sievewright is a comedian and actor that has been part of various groups but is perhaps best known as the co-host of The LIL Show, where he and host Talal Karkouti interview and improvise with a different improv group every week on K2KRadio.com. He is also a part of the new improvised podcast series Numbskull Island.

Sophia Lorenti has lived and performed in numerous countries including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bulgaria and South Africa. Sophia has worked in a variety of acting mediums varying from theatre and film to improvisation and radio. She is currently completing her final year at Drama Studio London. Sophia is also a regular improviser for the new sensation Story Kitchen Impro.

rajesh-patelRajesh Patel is an improviser that has trained with The Nursery and The School of Laughter (where he was also a part of their house team). He has attended workshops with Susan Harrison, Mark Phoenix and Patti Styles.

 

 

Credits

Job Inkterview by Danny Antrobus
Interviewer – Sophia Lorenti
Candidate – Alex Sievewright
Men at Births by Jane McCutcheon & Vivienne Riddoch
Woman – Sophia Lorenti
Midwife – Alex Sievewright
Two Men – Rajesh Patel and Ed Fargher
Darren – Rajesh Patel
Reward Cards by Robert Mills
Checkout Assistant – Sophia Lorenti
Customer – Rajesh Patel
Cacebook by Michael Monkhouse. Performed by Alex Sievewright
Trick or Treat by Sean Fee
Man – Alex Sievewright
Father – Rajesh Patel
Little Boy – Ed Fargher
Little Girl – Sophia Lorenti
Laser Accuracy by Edmund Fargher
Fallon – Rajesh
Phillips – Sophia
Assistant – Alex
Pie Pimp by Tony Hickson
Man – Rajesh Patel
Pusher – Sophia Lorenti
Officer – Alex Sievewright
Wake by Robert Mills
Tony – Rajesh Patel
Jenny – Sophia Lorenti
1st Mourner – Ed Fargher
2nd Mourner – Alex Sievewright
Trevor – Alex Sievewright
Hosted by Edmund Farther
Produced by Katharine Kerr

Series 1: Episode 4 – Made Off With His Head

When most people lose at cards, they lose money, their homes, even the shirts off their backs. When Johnny’s latest client loses at cards, he loses his head… The fact that he is the Headless Horseman is of little comfort. So it’s up to Johnny to keep a cool head, and find Horseman’s.

Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Catherine Haslam – Reba Cage
Mark Johnson – Hotel Manager
Dan Luxton – The Headless Horseman/The Grim Reaper
Arfie Mansfield – Johnny Stumbles
Kate Oswald – Betty

Crew
Written and Created by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 3 – Banshee’s the One

The wife of Mr Green, The Bogeyman, is missing. And it’s up to Johnny to find her. But then, disaster. He falls head over heels in love with her. Even though she is a Banshee.

Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Mr. Green – Dan Luxton
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Server – Charles Scherer
The Invisible Man – Mark Wheeler
Victoria – Kate Oswald & Victoria Hogg

Crew
Written by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes

Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 2 – What’s Up Doc?

Johnny finally has a legitimate murder case to solve. Problem is, it looks like it could well be the perfect crime. Johnny is forced to leave no stone unturned and pull in every favour. Even if he has to get help from forensic scientist Dr. Jekyll… and the unpredictable Mr. Hyde.

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Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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Cast (in alphabetical order)

Madame Byrne – Victoria Hogg
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Stranger – Steff Prince
Jekyll & Hyde – Mark Tindle

Crew

Written by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Series 1: Episode 1 – Out For The Count

Count Dracula has been shot. The fact that it couldn’t possibly kill him is beside the point. Someone is out for vampire blood, and it’s down to Johnny to find the culprit before someone gets hurt and the bar closes.

Recorded in front of a live audience, a new episode of Dead Drunk Detective will be available to download every Monday in October 2016. If you would like to be in the audience of the next recording, please see the Live In The Rotten Flesh Page for more details.

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CREDITS

Cast (in alphabetical order)

Dawn of the Dead – Victoria Hogg
Johnny Stumbles – Arfie Mansfield
Betty – Kate Oswald
Hairy Potter – Steff Prince
Count Dracula – Charles Scherer

Crew

Written by Brendan Way
Produced and Directed by Edmund Fargher
Produced and Edited by Katharine Kerr
Music by Tom Hodge
Artwork by Aimee Sajjan-Servaes
Recorded at The Actor’s Temple in London, England.

Episode 28: Leanna the Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare Actor – ED & FRIENDS

Dead Drunk Detective is launching this Monday and we happen to share a cast member with the smash West End and Edinburgh Fringe show Sh!t-Faced Shakespeare. They perform an entire Shakespeare play, but every night, one cast member is a babbling drunk. It’s why they call it Sh!t-Faced.


The talented Leanna Wigginton tells Ed about her acting training, her start with the company and the birth of “Horny Helena” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

To find out more about Leanna’s other endeavours with Sandy & Danni, check out their Twitter Page as well as their YouTube Channel.

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