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Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night

Collections of strange tales which began life as part of a one-woman show, by writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater.

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  • Photo Francesca Millican Slater
  • Photo Pippa Frith
  • Mark has been a crucial part of making our podcast happen.

In this bonus episode Francesca talks with producer [Pippa Frith](https://www.pippafrith.co.uk/) and sound designer [Iain Armstrong](http://iainarmstrong.net/) about turning the theatre show _Stories to Tell in the Middle of the Night_ into a podcast series. There are conversations about directing, editing, collaboration and whether Iain really _did_ record the cutting his toe …

24th July 2018 Behind the scenes

Day is coming, the sun is rising towards the horizon, 12 degrees to go. Shining light on the frustrations and the urges and the loves and the lost as it leaves other places to darkness on the other side of the horizon. The night lingering.

17th July 2018 Hope

We’ve had the darkest time of night and now she, the sun is moving upwards; little bits of light rising in the atmosphere, the day is coming, there is no stopping the inevitability of it breaking.

10th July 2018 The Inevitable

Tonight it’s the Horrors (not the mid-noughties indie rock band, but the night chills, the night sweats, Witching Hour). Wherever you are, let's say it's way past our bedtime, the sun is more than 18 degrees below the horizon, the darkest time, the night proper. Street lights perhaps, make shadows …

3rd July 2018 The Horrors

The Night Belongs to Lovers, so we are wrapped up and in the comfort of familiar arms, safety in another's breath... stories of finding each other in a potent sense of smell, original ways to measure time together and a man with his eye on a match made.

26th June 2018 The Lovers

The night time can be the right time for hookups and booty calls, last minute love-ins and for finally doing something x-rated with that one person you'd kept on the back burner. Even though you shouldn't have. But really you should.

19th June 2018 The Distractions

This set of stories is the Losses part 2: The Lost and the Left Behinds. The ghosts that come crowding in, crawling up the covers and sticking their fingers in your ears. We'll hear about a last act of kindness intended for the left behind and someone trying to lose …

12th June 2018 The Losses: Part Two

This week, the Found and Lost: the ghosts that come crawling in at night, the people, the things we have lost. We'll be hearing stories from people who have found a way to combat loss, found sleep, or something they never really wanted.

5th June 2018 The Losses: Part One