Listen: Hel Gurney opens a new Six-Pack on the stone sofa

Hel Gurney is my guest on episode 13 of The Schenectady Six-Pack, the podcast where we apply the golden rule of writing to the question writers dread.

You can stream the episode now on Soundcloud or Mixcloud, or subscribe to the podcast feed to get new episodes delivered automatically.

The Lion-Faced Man, the experimental new opera written by Hel and C N Lester, premieres this weekend (8-9 August) as part of the Tête à Tête Opera Festival. It’s sold out, but the more people talk about it the more likely it is to live on and be performed again, so if it sounds like your sort of thing, why not be vocal about your disappointment at not getting tickets?

To find out whether or not it sounds like your sort of thing, have a listen to the episode now:



The recently-discovered fairy tale collector Hel mentions around 12:55 is Franz Xaver von Schönwerth: gu.com/p/36vk2/stw

The Mermaid’s Wish (mentioned at 17:33) is free to listen to on Hel’s blog: helgurney.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/th…g-now-online/

The Trials and Tribulations of Little Red Riding Hood by Jack Zipes (mentioned at 23:37): www.goodreads.com/book/show/685677…_Red_Riding_Hood

The charity Changing Faces, mentioned at 53:03, can be found at www.changingfaces.org.uk/


About M. J. Starling

Writer, and host of the Schenectady Six-Pack podcast. Gave William Hope Hodgson's ghost-finder, Carnacki, his stage debut.



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