This month, a new five-part musical podcast series will launch. The Ballad of Anne & Mary will take you on a musical adventure with pirates, sea shanties and mild peril.
The first of the podcasts will be available on Thursday 29th April. And it features a top cast, including musical sensation Christina Bianco, actress and comedian Sooz Kempner, Hamilton star Karl Queensborough, and drag legend Le Gateau Chocolat.
The Ballad of Anne & Mary podcast
So, what’s The Ballad of Anne & Mary about?
It’s 1721, and London is abuzz with news of notorious pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, currently languishing in Newgate Prison. It’s the perfect time for debt-ridden journalist Nathaniel Mist to exploit the public appetite and ghost-write a sensational (and hopefully best-selling) history of pirates. But as the balladeers and gossips on the streets of London build myths around the blood-thirsty, perverse lady pirates, Mist is forced to reckon with the real Bonny & Read…
The Ballad of Anne & Mary is a gritty and romantic story. And the podcast promises to whisk you away on a rollicking adventure across the Caribbean seas, through the backstreets of Georgian London, and into the cells of its most notorious prison.
It’ll feature original songs that fuse sea shanties and pirate songs with orchestral and rock instruments. Creating a musical world that’s familiar yet surprising. Whilst we’re stuck at home, it’s the perfect escape across time and space. It’ll draw you into the jaw dropping world of Anne Bonny and Mary Read, two of the most notorious pirates who ever lived… Intriguing, right?
Not going out yet? Here’s some more ideas for keeping you entertained whilst you’re at home.
When: From 29th April 2021
Where: You’ll be able to listen via all of the major podcast platforms
More info: longcatmedia.com