"A blind boy lives next to a tear in the fabric of reality where the dead slip back into the world of the living. Now he can hear them..."

MY FATHER PUNISHED ME WHEN I TALKED TO GHOSTS

Based on a short horror story by Edwin Crowe (first published as a creepypasta on the ‘nosleep’ subreddit) “My Father Punished Me When I Talked to Ghosts” tells the story of Sean, a blind boy living alone with his father near the edges of reality – where the dead slip back to the world of the living. This strange coming of age story deals with themes of abuse, disability, and the power of friendship to rise above them both.

 

Harpy Productions adapted the story with the initial intention of it being performed on stage, but due to COVID-19, the production team decided to embrace the audible nature of the piece and instead adapted the story into an Audio Drama. All rehearsals and recording sessions were done in accordance with social distancing and lockdown guidelines.

 

Blindness consultation and advice was provided by Joe Strechay, whose most notable works include See (2019) - the American science fiction drama TV series produced for Apple TV+ starring Jason Momoa, and Daredevil (2015) starring Charlie Cox.  

Original Story by Edwin Crowe

Script Editing by Katie Pratten​

Audio Editing by Kaleb Lindelvaldsen

Blindness Consultation by Joe Strechay

CAST

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EDINA HADLEY

as "Hannah Harper"

Edina is a UK based actor, singer and writer. (Previous Projects include Harpy Productions' Audio Drama 'Smile: It'll Be Over Soon')

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ANGUS EASENER

as "Father"

Angus is an actor, writer and graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

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HARRY RYAN

as "Adult Sean"

Harry is an actor, voice actor and singer. (Previous Projects include Harpy Productions' Audio Drama 'Smile: It'll Be Over Soon')

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SHADY MURPHY

as "Ellie" and "Laura"

Shady is best known for her roles in Ripper Untold (2021), Esther (2017) and Shatterproof (2021).

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PENNY ASHMORE

as "Sarah" and "Kim"

Penny is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Acting (Musical Theatre), BA, 2020. Her credits includeKilling Eve (2018) and The Music Box (2019)

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HELANA MUIR 

as "Alex" and "Neighbour"

Helana is an actor and voice Actor, her most notable work being part of the ensemble for Henry Lewis's 'The Play That Goes Wrong'.