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NINOW100: Audio Story

The full title of this audio story is NOTES FOR THE ATTENTION OF THOSE WORKING IN THE XANDU NIGHTCLUB, THE HENNESSY COURT HOTEL, BELFAST, 1983, found in the pocket of an old handbag when clearing a roof space, 2018

The short stories by Wendy Erskine, recorded for NINOW100, present a place of country gospel groups, of hostess clubs on the top floor of hotels, where local hoods and high-rollers mix with foreign correspondents, of protests outside rock concerts, of local radio shows. It’s a place - surreal, frightening, funny - that many may recognise, at least a little. The stories are attuned to the complexity of the locale and antitheses of repression and liberation, loss and reward.

Written by Wendy Erskine
Narrated by Suzie Kelly and Debra Hill
Starring Jimmy Doran as Frank Hanna
Featuring Bernadette Brown, Rebecca Doonan, Debra Hill, Neil Keery, Suzie Kelly, and Brian Markey
Directed by Finn Kennedy
Sound & Music Composition by Garth McConaghie

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