Theatre company New Old Friends, have created a festive audio comedy-drama to help get you in the Christmas spirit. Crimes Against Christmas is part radio play and part audio book, with instalments released daily in the build-up to Christmas Day.
It’s an adaptation of their 2016 show and has been created with long-time sound designer Fred Riding. New Old Friends will release a new chapter every day from 1st December to Christmas Eve, making it the perfect audio Advent calendar.
Crimes Against Christmas is loosely inspired by Agatha Christie’s Then There Were None. We follow a group of strangers gathered together on an island for a festive celebration. Our hero is art investigator Peter Artridge, who thinks he’s there to solve the case of the Fabergé Bauble. But things take a sinister turn when his fellow guests begin to be bumped off in mysteriously Christmassy ways.
The podcast will be released at 00:00 am each morning and will be accessible on most podcasting platforms, including Apple, Spotify and Google. Crimes Against Christmas will also be available on YouTube, complete with scrolling text for D/deaf and hard of hearing audiences. Once released, the episodes will stay live until mid-January.
Expect twenty-four chapters of murder, mystery and silly voices!
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More info: www.newoldfriends.co.uk