A Whiter Shade of Pale
by Will Blake
Following the success of Alice Goes Elsewhere, BDL presents Will Blake's latest audio drama, A Whiter Shade of Pale, the bastard son of Life on Mars and Blithe Spirit. Set in the present day, most of the action takes place in a large stately home belonging to the Wellhavalin Family, currently owned and run by Lady Jennifer. The resident ghosts (the ‘Shade’ in the title) tell the stories of their demise, and the reasons why they are trapped in the earthly domain. They all have issues.
Things get interesting when a TV paranormal team, headed by an obnoxious presenter/ producer, arrives to undertake an investigation.
It does not end well for some but several of the characters learn valuable life (and death) lessons.
This play was inspired by real-life events, people, and trousers. It contains bad language, sexual references, death and unwarranted mockery of a revered Elizabethan playwright.
A Whiter Shade of Pale will go into production in 2021, once Covid guidelines allow. For details of auditions, click here.