From Sad Shires 

By Clive Stubbings


Harry Harmes and Maisie Merman fall in love in the East End of London in 1914 and marry. Then Harry takes the King's shilling to go off to war.


Our first Podcast Audio Drama to mark the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey.


Recorded remotely during Covid-19 restrictions.

Our first audio drama available as a Podcast.

Premieres 11th November 2020.

Listen to our trailer here

Cast List. Performed, in alphabetical order by:

Michelle Grant - Elsie Merman, Mrs Merman

Darren Johnson - Mr Merman, Comedian 2, Officer 2, Sergeant

Joseph Johnson - Boy newspaper seller

Helena Leonard - Soprano vocalist

Edward Little - Wilfred Owen

Rebecca Little - Maisie Merman

Carl Penlington-Williams - pianist

Adam Pettigrew - Jack Davey, Porridge

Joshua Sklar - Harry Harmes, Soldiers 1 & 3

Darren Southworth - Maurice Hankey

Jeremy Stroughair - Comedian 1, Officer 1, Soldiers 2 & 4

Claire Storey - Credits 


Creative Team:

Writen by Clive Stubbings

Adam McCready - Sound Design and Composition

Rebecca Little - Director