Obsession, 40 years of nightlife and 4,000 years of human connection.

Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of nightlife and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit over 12 episodes available on all good podcast platforms and shared on this page for free of charge from 25 September.

A story where two obsessive sound-recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made.

From 1947 to 1988 they never met. They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016.

Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings, a dark, dark story left for us to piece together.

 

 

 

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Commissioned and Presented with Oxford Contemporary Music, Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, National Theatre of Scotland, Bristol Music Trust, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.

 

Original score and story by Martin Green - (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019)
with contributions from:
James Holden (WARP/Border Community)
Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year)
Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner)

Wils Wilson: Director
David Greig: Dramaturgy
Eloise Whitmore: Sound Design (BBC Radio 4 Tunnel 29)
Executive Producer & Script Editor: Polly Thomas

 

Credits

Martin Green: Writer & Composer
Wils Wilson: Director
David Greig: Dramaturgy
Eloise Whitmore: Sound Design (BBC Radio 4 Tunnel 29)
Polly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script Editor:
Martin Atkinson: Senior Producer
Anna Dawson: Casting

Created by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions

 Photos: Sandy Butler