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The Portal by Martin Green

A New Podcast for Unusual Times

Lose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit.Two
Latest Episode9/22/2020

The Portal by Martin Green - Teaser

Season 1, Ep. 0.5
Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyLose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit.Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met.They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016.Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings. What remains is a dark, dark story left for us to piece together.Martin Green: Writer and Composer (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019, Lau)with contributions from:James Holden (WARP/Border Community)Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year)Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner)Wils Wilson: DirectorDavid Greig: DramaturgyPolly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script EditorLouis Blatherwick: Sound RecordistWith thanks to Eloise Whitmore and Naked ProductionsMartin Atkinson: Lepus Senior ProducerThe Portal is delighted to be working with some of the best arts organisations in the UK, co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Bristol Music Trust, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.
9/22/2020

The Portal by Martin Green - Teaser

Season 1, Ep. 0.5
Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyLose yourself in a story of obsession, 40 years of night life and 4,000 years of human connection. In The Portal Martin Green, Wils Wilson, and David Greig have woven together a tale of love, music, drugs and deceit.Two obsessive recordists, and lovers torn apart by circumstance; Etteridge and Angela left us the most incredible collection of 20th century documentation ever made. From 1947 to 1988 they never met.They recorded any and every aspect of London nightlife, from war-time dance-halls to the legendary M25 raves. But these recordings never saw the light of day until they were discovered in 2016.Why did they keep these tapes secret? Because for 40 years these parted lovers had been leaving messages for each other in these recordings. What remains is a dark, dark story left for us to piece together.Martin Green: Writer and Composer (Ivor Novello Award Winner 2019, Lau)with contributions from:James Holden (WARP/Border Community)Radie Peat (RTE Folk Singer of the Year)Brìghde Chaimbeul (BBC Folk Award winner)Wils Wilson: DirectorDavid Greig: DramaturgyPolly Thomas: Executive Producer & Script EditorLouis Blatherwick: Sound RecordistWith thanks to Eloise Whitmore and Naked ProductionsMartin Atkinson: Lepus Senior ProducerThe Portal is delighted to be working with some of the best arts organisations in the UK, co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Bristol Music Trust, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.
9/22/2020

Episode 1: How it Started

Season 1, Ep. 1
MG introduces us to the protagonists of our story - Angela Dixon and George Etteridge MacAskill why he needed them and how he found them. Etteridge is a folk song collector, and Angela is a half-forgotten figure of the 70s. Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMG: Martin GreenDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions
9/22/2020

Episode 2: Meeting Angela

Season 1, Ep. 2
MG tracks down Angela, now 90 years old, he tells her of his concerns, and she confirms his fears. Something unexpected arrives at MG’s house, and puts a journey in motion for him, that will affect him forever.Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMG: Martin GreenDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions
10/2/2020

Episode 3: Angela Records for Etteridge

Season 1, Ep. 3
It’s 1942, Etteridge is discharged from the army, and travels to Scotland to continue his academic research. Angela makes a records a song for Etteridge that will play a huge part in his future.Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMartin Green: MGDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions
10/2/2020

Episode 4: Etteridge Listens

Season 1, Ep. 4
Etteridge ListensAngela runs away from a difficult life in Scotland, only to encounter an equally hard one in London. Etteridge discovers Angela’s song and it has a profound effect on him.Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol as well as references to sexual exploitation.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMartin Green: MGDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions
10/9/2020

Episode 5: Etteridge Searches for Angela

Season 1, Ep. 5
Etteridge Searches for AngelaEtteridge finds it hard to change the patterns in his behaviour. His search takes him into genuine danger.Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMartin Green: MGDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions
10/9/2020

Episode 6: Etteridge finds Angela in a Pub

Season 1, Ep. 6
Episode 6: Etteridge find Angela in a PubIf you spent four years looking for someone, would you know what to say when you found them?Put your headphones on for this dramatic story & exceptional orchestration, that will whisk you away somewhere else entirelyContent Warning:The Portal contains strong language, references to drugs and alcohol.If you’d like to support the podcast please share with your friends, buy the album here or support us on PatreonYou can find out more about The Portal and Martin Green at https://www.martingreenmusic.co.ukwww.facebook.com/martingreenmusichttps://twitter.com/Martin_Green__https://www.instagram.com/martin_green__https://www.youtube.com/user/TMGMmusichttps://martingreenmusic.bandcamp.com/SpotifyCreditsThe Portal was written by Martin Green, directed by Wils Wilson with Dramaturgy from David Greig.Recorded by Louis Blatherwick, Sound Design by Martin Green with thanks to Eloise Whitmore. Mixed by Calum Malcolm and Cameron Malcolm.Original music by Martin Green.The musicians were Martin Green, Yasaman Najmeddin, Radie Peat, James Holden, Brìghde Chaimbeul, Kate Young and Adrian UtleyExecutive Producer & Script Editor was Polly Thomas.Produced by Martin Atkinson for Lepus Productions.CastMartin Green: MGDylan Read: Etteridge, JimAlison Peebles: Angela (Older), Angela’s Mum, Lady HenthorneAnna Russell Martin: Angela (Younger)Adam McNamara: Freddy Taft, Peter, Angela’s DadOwen Whitelaw: Hotelier, TV Presenter, Acid AcademicAmanda Wilkin: Mary, Becca, Traffic WardenJessica Hardwick: HeatherNadia Albina: Jill, Acid AcademicTam Dean Burn: PiperThe Portal was commissioned and presented with Edinburgh International Festival, Southbank Centre, Oxford Contemporary Music, National Theatre of Scotland, Shetland Arts, The North Wall, Bristol Music Trust, MacArts Galashiels and funded by Creative Scotland.Produced by Lepus Productions, in collaboration with Naked Productions