This Mortal Coil

by Aulos Productions in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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by Aulos Productions in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


"When a Hamlet-inspired murder ruins her dress rehearsal, Elissa’s delighted. The detective’s an old actor pal and she’d forgotten her lines anyway.

Lured in by the promise of Jammie Dodgers, Elissa pursues a dastardly killer with a penchant for Shakespeare. A comedy audio murder mystery by award-winning writer James Beagon."

Listen to all six parts of This Mortal Coil on our website.

If you're reading this page, then chances are that you've already listened to one or several parts of This Mortal Coil. It's completely free to listen to, but please consider donating if you can to help support the team behind its creation.

Like all theatre companies, the Coronavirus pandemic has presented many new challenges for us. This is our first foray into the world of audio drama and we would love to make more, as it seems that the return of traditional theatre is some way off.

Your support will:

a) Compensate the actors and creative team involved in the creation of This Mortal Coil. We're not talking professional rates here; we're just talking a bit of money to help each member with rent and groceries during what is a very difficult time for people working in the theatre industry.

b) Help us make more. If you liked this story, let us tell you another one. We would love to create more murder mysteries in the vein of This Mortal Coil and other online content accessible to all: audio, video, interactive or maybe all three!

The logo of "This Mortal Coil". The silhouette of an actor stands on the stage, watched by her director. A shadowy figure stands in the foreground amongst the theatre seats.

Due to lockdown, this entire project has recorded from a variety of different locations across Scotland, with actors connecting together using the voice-chat software Discord. It's certainly not traditional, but it allows our actors to talk and react to each other just like they would onstage, to ensure the best possible performance.

Cast & Creative Team

Sophie Harris as Elissa
Thomas Mugglestone as Bailey
Charlie Angelo as Paul and Gabriel
Adam Butler as Quentin
Serena Doran as Holly
Grace Gilbert as Beth
Tiana Milne-Wilson as Niamh
Daniel Orejon as Lewis
Jenny Quinn as Sergeant
John Spilsbury as Alfie
Liam Spooner as the Chippy Owner

Written, directed and edited by
James Beagon

Music by
Jessica Kelly

Publicity design by
Eleonore Dambre

Opening and closing credits read by
Victoria Fairlie

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