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Para Handy A Radio Play on Stage on Saturday 27th July 2019
Three Actors and an Accordionist bring new life to classic Para Handy tales in a 1950s Radio Broadcast No Nonsense Productions Presents Para Handy; A Radio Play on Stage A radio play on stage adaptation of Neil Munros Para Handy tales.
The Master Mariner, Dougie the Mate, MacPhail the Engineer and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters take to the airwaves courtesy of three plucky BBC radio actors. Adapted and directed by and starring Kevin Jannetts these classic comedy tales from Neil Munro are performed as a 1950s radio broadcast.
This production features devised radio actor characters, live sound effects (created by the cast and the audience) and live music. Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage was originally created for the Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock and performed against the spectacular backdrop of the Firth of Clyde in the Beacon Bistro and Gallery Suite. Having previously produced, directed and performed in Its a Wonderful Life (now in its seventh consecutive year) and radio play adaptations of: Arsenic and Old Lace, Dracula and Frankenstein Jannetts saw the opportunity to tell Neil Munros ever popular Para Handy tales in a fitting and entertaining way.
Para Handy: A Radio Play on Stage is produced by No Nonsense Productions and features a cast of four. Kevin Jannetts is a Producer, Director, Writer and Performer. Stewart Phillips is an actor and has for the past seven years played no less than fourteen characters in Its a Wonderful Life. Calum McVittie is an actor and professional magician. Valerie Barr is a hugely talented accordionist and recent graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Praise for previous radio play productions: Warm hearted, gently funny indulgence. A pleasure to watch. Irene Brown, Edinburgh Guide.Such a joy. A perfectly formed triumph. Lorna Irvine, The Tempohouse. Simply perfect. A delight to watch. Love Books Group. Brilliantly produced and very funny. The performers were excellent. A great nostalgic show for fans of the Para Handy tales. Audience Member.
Following last year’s ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’ (**** Edinburgh Guide, ‘A delight.’ ‘A terrific indulgence’ Love Books Group) and their hugely successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe, No Nonsense Productions presents ‘Para Handy; A Radio Play on Stage.’
Join the Master Mariner, Dougie, MacPhail and Sunny Jim along with a host of other characters as they take to the airwaves courtesy of three plucky BBC radio actors. Adapted and directed by and starring Kevin Jannetts these classic comedy tales from Neil Munro are performed as a 1950s radio broadcast.
Featuring devised radio actor characters, live sound effects and live music.
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