ALAN, who admits responsibility for the formation of JAPE Productions in 2018.
This began as a collaboration between Alan and his long-time friend and theatre colleague,
Peter Franksson. The idea was to pool their experience into writing and performing their own comedy sketch show, and the result was
THE RED ROSE TATTOO.
JACQUI, who has now grown accustomed to acting as a referee, as well as taking on multiple female roles in the boys’ sketches.
A professional actress with more experience on her CV than she’s prepared to say, she readily admits keeping a straight face while working with Peter and Alan is her most challenging role.
THE RED ROSE TATTOO
is presented radio-style in a format akin to the vintage radio series “Round the Horne”. Featuring colourful characters from a fictional Lancashire village:
With the emphasis on audio-comedy, it was only natural that JAPE should take their material to a wider audience online, and a selection of Alan and Peter’s sketches are now free to download as podcasts.
P is for PODCASTS!
Peter Franksson’s play has been adapted for podcast by Alan Veale, and is our current project:
Introducing Beryl’s boys at Dermy Cabs
(official motto: Trust us, we’ll take you for a ride).
This first series of five episodes is an affectionate reflection of Peter’s time as a taxi driver during the 1990’s. He has a host of stories under his belt, so expect observational humour based on true-life experiences.
OUR FIRST NEW PODCASTS ARE NOW
ON AIR HERE !!
(Our PODCASTS are ALSO available through Spotify, Apple Music and all usual platforms)