Thunder’s Mouth Theatre presents a new kind of online theatre, an audio drama podcast.
“Am I Old Yet?” follows the life of 77 year old Helen Docherty, living on her own, except when her family decide to invade her space “to look after her”, or because they want her to fix them. Helen is determined to claim her space as ‘elder’, ‘senior’, ‘crone’ with dignity, honesty and joy. Although the dignity part is proving the most difficult…
You may follow Helen’s escapades through the series, or enjoy single random episodes, all self contained mini stories, about 10 minutes each.
“Flloyd Kennedy manages to be both accessible and sneakily subtle – a combination that never fails to have me hanging on to every word. This is whether in her podcasts which are deceptively domestic or her prolific poems or captivating and gently savage songs. They are all worth exploring.” Frankie Armstrong
★★★★★ This is delightful storytelling from Flloyd Kennedy. Gentle but deceptively sharp; underestimate the characters populating this podcast at your own peril. The writing, performance and music are all a joy.via Podchaser
This is a Thunder’s Mouth Theatre online performance project, created during the pandemic. We get through a lot of coffee as we are writing, recording and editing the programme. We are all freelance performers, and if you’d like to support us in a small way, you can buy us a coffee here.
Also, it would be wonderful if you could find the time to rate and review us via the link below.
Please help spread the word by telling friends and sharing on social media using the hashtag #AmIOldYetPodcast . Additionally, you can subscribe (or follow) the podcast on your preferred app. Here are links to some of the most popular Apps
***** I have listened to four of Flloyd’s podcasts on being a woman of a ‘certain age’. It can be said that the older generation have been voiced out by the younger in the past. Now it is their turn!
I am not as yet, part of the older generation. I have read that everyone should have friends of all ages—not just around their own. For a number of years I’ve had older friends and they are amongst the most interesting people I’ve met. They have an infinite amount of stories to tell.
Flloyd Kennedy seems to be no exception to this story rule—she voices most of the characters in her mini play-podcasts, set in various scenarios. She outlines relationships with her daughter and other friends and family around her. The tales are enjoyable, have a moral, and especially in this time when listening to e-stories can be easier than reading a book; they provide welcome entertainment.Amanda Jane Derry
Always on the lookout for ways to spread the word, and create a community around the programme, it occurred to me to check that it could be accessed via the Amazon Echo device, otherwise known as Alexa. So I tried. I asked very nicely, I asked even more politely, I spoke through gritted teeth, I […]
We do a lot of that these days—catching up. Friends, colleagues, family members we haven’t seen for a while. For me, this is now starting to spill over into a new phase, that of meeting up with people I’ve met on Zoom, who are now available for coffee in a local cafe. My favourite kind […]
In case you are wondering, the answer is… It’s not about the answer, it’s about the conversation that the question incites. I have this conversation a lot. It starts with somebody seeing the question, and saying something like “O but you’re not old, Flloyd. You have such a young spirit/heart/attitude/etc.etc” To which I respond: “Thank […]