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Playing On Series 2: Justin Groves

PLAYING ON SERIES #2 JUSTIN GROVES LISTEN HERE
Samsara interviews Justin Groves about his current endeavours and how his character Brick Murello has developed since they last spoke.

INTERNATIONAL PODCAST MONTH 2019 INCLUDES THE PLAYERS!

INTERNATIONAL PODCAST MONTH 2019 INCLUDES THE PLAYERS!
The Players is excited to announce our podcast has been accepted into the 2019 line up for International Podcast Month 2019. Yes, we have been chosen as one of the world representatives in the audio drama category!
International Podcast Month goes to air in September 2019. Keep an eye on this website to to find out more as we get closer to the date. In the meantime you can catch up with the story so far by listening to our Collectors Edition Box Sets.

CHAPTER 25: The Pleading Future

CHAPTER 25 The Pleading Future LISTEN HERE
SCENE 1: The Future (part 1) Frank wakes up in the early hours of the morning and decides to wake River up too.
FEATURING: Daniel Brasher and Samsara
SCENE 2: The Pleading Ruby takes an early morning Skype call from Flora who has hatched a plan with Sophia.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery, Malaynee Hayden and Maree Shefford
SCENE 3: The Future (part 2) The alarm wakes Frank and River again and as they get ready for work they talk about the future.

CHAPTER 24: The Extended Understanding

CHAPTER 24 The Extended Understanding LISTEN HERE Scene 1: The Extension (Part 2) Flora begs Ruby and Edward for a favour.
FEATURING: Jaq Avery, Scott Knight, and Maree Shefford
Scene 2: The Understanding (Part 1) Brick and Sienna relax at the Bistro after a gruelling rehearsal.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Jaclyn Lombardo
Scene 3: The Understanding (Part 2) Sienna tries to catch a ride with Ruby but misses her and ends up in an unexpected discussion with Edward.
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Jaclyn Lombardo

CHAPTER 23: The Catchy Barrier

CHAPTER 23 The Catchy Barrier LISTEN HERE Scene 1: The Recovery (Part 2) Brick goes over to build bridges with Kirana who has just finished her set at the Bistro.
FEATURING: Jo Boyd and Justin Groves
Scene 2: The Catch Up It is two weeks later and Ruby drops in at the end of rehearsal to check in with Michael about how rehearsals are going.
FEATURING: Axle Gunn and Maree Shefford
Scene 3: The Barriers Ruby has invited Edward to the Bistro to explain to him how things are going to be.
FEATURING: Scott Knight and Maree Shefford
Scene 4: The Extension Ruby and Edward meet up in Ruby's office to have  Skype call with Flora
FEATURING:  Scott Knight and Maree Shefford

Playing On Series #2: Maree Shefford

PLAYING ON SERIES #2 MAREE SHEFFORD LISTEN HERE
Samsara catches up with Maree Shefford to talk about what Maree has in store for 2019 and what she has learnt about her character Ruby Drummond over the months since we last spoke with her.

CHAPTER 22: The Recovered Reading

CHAPTER 22 THE RECOVERED READING LISTEN HERE
Scene 1: The Reading The cast of Richard III prepare for the round table script reading
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo. 
Scene 2: The Reading (cont.) The script read through continues
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, and Jaclyn Lombardo.
Scene 3: The Recovery Brick and Michael get together for a drink at the Bistro bar after a very long day.
FEATURING: Justin Groves and Axle Gunn

Playing On Series 2: MBRYO

PLAYING ON SERIES 2 MBRYO LISTEN HERE
MBRYO is the genius behind the theme music for The Players and also writes some very special compositions for us such as the runway music created for Henri's fashion show for Flora. In this, our first episode of Playing On for 2019 Samsara has sits down for a chat with him at The Ambitious Act Cafe to talk about their collaboration and also his background and other artistic projects.
MUSICAL COMPOSITION BY MBRYO
In 2018 mbryo (Matt Brown) worked with the Horrendus team with an original score inspired by Byzantine chant, medieval instrumentation and a splash of distortion.  Also at the Comedy Festival last year, his music featured in Rod Lara’s Banjo at the Spiegeltent. 2017 saw mbryo working with Illumi-Nation Theatre on Sarah Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis, Daniel Keene’s Lost: 5 , and with Owl and Cat Theatre for Erasers, INT, A Very Modern Marriage, Asylum and A Matter Of Life And Death, amongst others.  For the screen his credits include Black Death (Gl…

JO BOYD TAKES OVER THE ROLE OF KIRANA

In 2019 the role of Kirana has been taken over by Jo Boyd as we sadly had to say goodbye to Gabrielle Reiher at Christmas. Gabrielle has gone on to focus on other exciting opportunities. You may remember Jo from filling in the role of Ruby Drummond when Maree Shefford was a bit poorly. When we realised we needed a new Kirana we didn't have to look far at all. Welcome to the team Jo!!!

Jo Boyd is playing the role of Kirana
Jo is a mother, a grandmother and a small business owner and also really enjoys modelling and creative photography. She has a real passion for acting which has steered her toward film and podcasting and in all of this she relishes a good challenge! Jo's films include The Last Hope, To Love Somebody, Dark Night of the Zomboogies, Blue, Faberge Black, and The Faceless Man. She is currently filming Of Course God Is Italian. Jo also featured in the music video Which Witch is Which. Jo would love to take on more featured speaking roles and extras work.



CHAPTER 21: The Friendly Constraints

CHAPTER 21 THE FRIENDLY CONSTRAINTS LISTEN HERE
Scene 1: The Constraints Ruby leads the team in their first production meeting for the Dramaticus inaugural production of Richard III
FEATURING: Justin Groves, Axle Gunn,, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, and Maree Shefford
Scene 2: The Constraints (cont.) Ruby continues the production meeting whilst River goes in search of Emerald
FEATURING: April Garreffa, Justin Groves, Axle Gunn,, Scott Knight, Imbi Leili Ling, Jaclyn Lombardo, and Maree Shefford
Scene 3: The Friend Edward receives a Skype call from Flora who is at the Swiss finishing school La Femme Rafinee
FEATURING: Jaq Avery and Scott Knight
Scene 4: The Friend (cont.) Flora introduces Edward to her new friend Sophia
FEATURING: Jaq Avery, Malaynee Hayden, and Scott Knight

Playing On Gold Series 2: A Very Drummond Christmas

PLAYING ON GOLD SERIES 2 A VERY DRUMMOND CHRISTMAS LISTEN HERE
Scene 1: Christmas Morning
It's Christmas morning and Flora can't wait to open her presents.

Scene 2: Cleaning Up
Brick and River clean up the breakfast dishes.

Scene 3: Santa's Here
The Bannisters arrive baring gifts.

Scene 4: French Cricket
Frank turns up to join in the family tradition of Christmas Day french cricket.

Scene 5: A Peaceful Interlude
River and Frank enjoy some quiet alone time.

Scene 6: A Conversation
Ruby and Edward reveal a big surprise to Flora.

Scene 7: The Truth Is Out
Emerald and Kirana turn up for Christmas dinner and Ruby finds out the truth.

Scene 8: Christmas Dinner
The Christmas toasts.

FEATURING:

Jaq Avery
Jo Boyd
Daniel Brasher
April Garreffa
Justin Groves
Axle Gunn
Scott Knight
Imbi Leili Ling
Jaclyn Lombardo
Gabrielle Savrone
Maree Shefford
and Damian Vuleta



And don't forget to listen to The Players Collectors Edition Box Sets for a recap!


Playing On Gold Series 2: Box Set #4 Ch 16 - 20

PLAYING ON GOLD SERIES 2 BOX SET #4 CH 16 - 20
LISTEN HERE
Chapter 16: River and Flora face off, Kirana wakes up to find Edward in her bed, Michael finds Emerals asleep in her workshop, and the final production meeting before the launch of Dramaticus begins.

Chapter 17: The production meeting continues, Flora shows Edward her new purchases, Sienna drops in for a final costume fitting, and Brick and Kirana have an awkward encounter.

Chapter 18: Brick and Kirana continue to try and find common ground, River has second thoughts about Frank, Flora makes the biggest mistake of her life, and Sienna suffers a devastating blow.

Chapter 19: River confronts Flora over what she has done, Michael and Brick rush to Sienna's rescue, and Ruby takes control of the situation.

Chapter 20: Emerald and Henri rush to Dramaticus to help out with the crisis, Ruby and Edward have a serious conversation, and Ruby kicks off the launch of Dramaticus.

FEATURING:

Jaq Avery as Flora Drummond
Daniel Brasher as Frank Medf…

Playing on Gold Series 2: Box Set #3 Ch 11 - 15

PLAYING ON GOLD SERIES 2 BOX SET #3 CH 11 - 15 LISTEN HERE
CHAPTER 11: Emerald reaches out to Henri for help with Sienna's dress and Michael interrupts a planning session between River and Ruby.

CHAPTER 12: Micheal confronts Ruby about Flora, Henri works with Emerald on Sienna's dress, and Edward invites Kirana out for dinner.

CHAPTER 13: Ruby tries to mend her relationship with Flora, and Sienna and Brick run into Michael at the Bistro.

CHAPTER 14: Ruby has harsh words with River, Brick's evening is soured when he catches sight of Edward and Kirana, and Frank takes River out for a drink.

CHAPTER 15: Ruby finds Emerald crying about her mother and Edward takes a very drunk Kirana home.

FEATURING

Jaq Avery as Flora Drummond
Daniel Brasher as Frank Medford
April Garreffa as Emerald Bannister
Justin Groves as Brick Murello
Axle Gunn as Michael Bannister
Scott Knight as Edward Drummond
Imbi Leili Ling as River Murello
Jaclyn Lombardo as Sienna Bannister
Gabrielle Reiher as Kirana
Maree Shefford …

Playing On Gold Series 2: Box Set #2 - Ch 6-10

PLAYING ON GOLD SERIES 2 BOX SET #2 - CH 6-10 LISTEN HERE
CHAPTER 6: Brick meets the intriguing new repetiteur, Kirana, and Edward starts putting his evil plan into action by relentlessly manipulating Ruby.

CHAPTER 7:  Edward turns up for a rehearsal with Kirana but Flora is missing, and Ruby drops a bomb on Emerald and Sienna.

CHAPTER 8:  Flora visit's Ruby's favourite couturier, Henri, to try and find a costume and Brick gets a funny feeling about Kirana and Edward.

CHAPTER 9:  Henri continues his futile attempts to excite Flora with his collection and Michael reveals the role Edward will be playing in the premier production for Dramaticus.

CHAPTER 10: Flora finally makes a decision about her gown and Emerald develops a plan of attack.

FEATURING

Jaq Avery
April Garreffa
Justin Groves
Axle Gunn
Scott Knight
Imbi Leili Ling
Jaclyn Lombardo
Gabrielle Savrone
Maree Shefford
and Damian Vuleta


And don't forget to listen to The Players Collectors Edition Box Set #1: Ch 1 -5 for a recap!


Playing On Gold Series 2: Box Set #1 - Chapters 1 - 5

PLAYING ON GOLD SERIES 2 BOX SET #1 - CHAPTERS 1 - 5 LISTEN HERE Chapter 1: The Toasty Gathering
Michael and Ruby sneak a quiet moment to toast their achievements and the final production meeting begins.

Chapter 2: The Prepared Meeting
The production meeting continues and Ruby and River interrupt rehearsals.

Chapter 3: The Consoling Allocation
Edward consoles Flora after being kicked out of the launch, River shows Sienna her new dressing room, and Edward takes the first step in his plan.

Chapter 4: The Manipulated Tantrum
Edward continues to play with Ruby's emotions and River puts Flora and Edward firmly in their place.

Chapter 5: The Relieved Cajoling
Michael takes an evening off to dine with his daughters and he and Sienna try to convince Emerald to come to the launch.

FEATURING:
Jaq Avery
April Garreffa
Justin Groves
Axle Gunn
Scott Knight
Imbi Leili Ling
Jaclyn Lombardo
Maree Shefford