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The House of Horla Tales

The House of Horla Tales

By The House Of Horla Tales

Short stories and tall tales from around the globe: including tales from GRIMMS: Folk & Fairy Tales London theatre productions, as well as short gothic tales, classic children's stories and new writing. Also included is the exclusive serialised West End Theatre memoir by David Thomas - ‘DT’s West End Tickler’ read by Chris Courtenay. Check out www.houseofhorla.com for further info.
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The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 3

The House of Horla TalesOct 31, 2021

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The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 3

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 3

In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of The Monkey's Paw, but the wishes comes with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

In this final episode - be careful what you wish for.

Read by Sean Pritchett

https://www.houseofhorla.com/


Oct 31, 202108:48
The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 2

The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 2

In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of The Monkey's Paw, but the wishes comes with an enormous price for interfering with fate.

In this part, a stranger enters and greets the family with some bad news.

Read by Sean Pritchett

Oct 30, 202106:45
The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs, read by Sean Pritchett - Part 1
Oct 29, 202113:09
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 22: THEATRE HOST

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 22: THEATRE HOST

The House of Horla presents:

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 22: THEATRE HOST

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Jun 13, 202106:53
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 21: THE HEAT IS ON

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 21: THE HEAT IS ON

The House of Horla presents:

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 21: THE HEAT IS ON.

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Mar 22, 202110:46
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 20: AXED RUNNER

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 20: AXED RUNNER

The House of Horla presents:

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 20: AXED RUNNER

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2021. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Feb 19, 202106:58
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 19: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 19: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS

The House of Horla presents:

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 19: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS.

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Feb 02, 202104:30
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 18: IS IT SAFE TO GO BACK IN NOW?

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 18: IS IT SAFE TO GO BACK IN NOW?

The House of Horla presents:

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 18: IS IT SAFE TO GO BACK IN NOW?

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Jan 07, 202109:12
The Shirt Collar by Hans Christian Andersen read by Dan Smith

The Shirt Collar by Hans Christian Andersen read by Dan Smith

The Shirt Collar by Hans Christian Andersen read by Dan Smith.

The Shirt Collar is a story by the Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen, and uses one of his favourite devices, the personification of household objects to show some moral truth. In this case it is a cautionary tale about the sin of pride.

Dec 28, 202005:55
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 17: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 17: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

EPISODE 17: PLANET OF THE ARCHERS Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Dec 10, 202004:30
The Unicorn in the Garden by James Thurber, read by Stephen Reynolds

The Unicorn in the Garden by James Thurber, read by Stephen Reynolds

The Unicorn in the Garden by James Thurber, read by Stephen Reynolds.

"The Unicorn in the Garden" is a short story written by James Thurber. One of the most famous of Thurber's humorous modern fables, it first appeared in The New Yorker on October 21, 1939; and was first collected in his book Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated (Harper and Brothers, 1940).

Music by Hammock.

Dec 08, 202004:19
Just Another Day - A short radio play written by Dave Roberts

Just Another Day - A short radio play written by Dave Roberts

The House of Horla presents:

Just Another Day - A short radio play written by Dave Roberts

A comedic snap-shot of a relationship. Love. Romance. Bollocks.

Featuring the vocal talents of Elaine Davies, Adam DeVille and Justin Woodgate.

12+ **Contains some strong language**

Nov 03, 202011:32
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 16: SNIPPETS (short & snappy)

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 16: SNIPPETS (short & snappy)

David Thomas' West End memoirs.

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’

EPISODE 16: SNIPPETS Written by David Thomas.

Read by Chris Courtenay.

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

www.houseofhorla.com

Oct 28, 202001:54
JESIENNA DROGA

JESIENNA DROGA

An Autumn Walk.

Written and read by Maria Wolinska.

Music by Lambert 'Skye'

Oct 08, 202002:07
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 15: FROM DANCE TO FILM

DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 15: FROM DANCE TO FILM

David Thomas' West End memoirs

‘First hand recollections of London's Musical Theatre Land. Stranger than fiction. It's like you’re walking through history. All characters, living or dead, are purely coincidental.’ 

EPISODE 15: FROM DANCE TO FILM Written by David Thomas. 

Read by Chris Courtenay. 

COPYRIGHT DAVID THOMAS 2020. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

www.houseofhorla.com

Oct 02, 202010:14
How The Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling

How The Whale Got His Throat by Rudyard Kipling

The House of Horla presents:

'How the whale got his throat' - part of the Just So stories.

Rudyard Kipling's classic fable of why whales no longer eat men, or boys, or little girls.

Read by Alistair Green

Sep 17, 202009:27
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 14: 1981-2021
Sep 03, 202006:08
The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe

A short story by Edgar Allan Poe. The story, set in an unnamed Italian city at carnival time in an unspecified year, is about a man taking fatal revenge on a friend who, he believes, has insulted him.

Read by Alistair Green.

Produced by the House of Horla.

Aug 31, 202021:27
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 13: WEST END HEROES
Aug 16, 202007:08
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 12: STORIES ARE MY THING.
Aug 03, 202009:25
A Poem By My Teacher

A Poem By My Teacher

The House of Horla tales presents: Last day of primary school 2020. A poem by a teacher to her year six class, at this unique time.

Jul 18, 202002:60
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 11: A TOAST TO A LIVING LEGEND..
Jul 14, 202005:15
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 10 - UNCLE HO
Jul 05, 202006:55
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 9 - Spielberg's Big Loss
Jun 24, 202001:28
The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.

The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.

The House of Horla presents:

The Shroud (unknown), a short chiller read by David Whitworth.

Jun 14, 202005:03
DT's West End Tickler: EPISODE 8 - Caution! White lycra.
Jun 10, 202003:36
DT's West End Tickler - EPISODE 7 - NUREYEV AND THE THUGS
Jun 06, 202001:07
LIONIZING, a short radio play about the nose. Adapted from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe

LIONIZING, a short radio play about the nose. Adapted from a short story by Edgar Allan Poe

The House of Horla Tales presents: LIONIZING. A short radio play based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe about the nose. Adapted and Directed by Alistair Green. Featuring the vocal talents of Adam De Ville, Alistair Green, Martin Hearn & Dave Roberts
May 29, 202014:43
DT's West End Tickler - EPISODE 6: MANY HAPPY RETURNS
May 24, 202006:09
The Height Of Purple Passion, read by Fiona Aldridge

The Height Of Purple Passion, read by Fiona Aldridge

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Height Of Purple Passion, (author unknown), a short & saucy tale read by Fiona Aldridge
May 22, 202001:22
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 5: Newborn in New London
May 20, 202001:44
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 4: The West End Homeless
May 13, 202003:44
VE Day Tales 2020 by Joanna Volinska and Tina Talbot, read by Carole Carpenter

VE Day Tales 2020 by Joanna Volinska and Tina Talbot, read by Carole Carpenter

The House of Horla Tales presents: VE Day Tales 2020
To my mum, in tribute to her father Henry James Wood
Comprising:
' My Husband's Grandfather' by Joanna Volinska
and
'VE Celebrations 2020' by Tina Talbot
Read by Carole Carpenter
May 07, 202005:09
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 3: Dina's Diner
May 06, 202004:50
The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson

The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Hitchcock Tale - A short spooky tale, read by Christopher Hampson. Music by Jacaszek. Recommended listening via a good set of headphones.
Devised by the horla company for GRIMMS II, scripted by Andrew Jones.
May 03, 202007:23
DT's West End Tickler - Episode 2: First Theatre Job
May 01, 202003:12
DT's West End Tickler - Part 1: Solossys, by David Thomas, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 28, 202001:47
Princess Olivia's Night Out by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick

Princess Olivia's Night Out by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick

The House of Horla Tales presents: Princess Olivia's Night Out, a short ditty about getting ready and going out on a Friday night, by Joanna Volinska, read by Kelly Quick. Including music by Layo and Bushwacka.
Apr 24, 202005:54
The Mirror (unknown), a short tale of past reborn, read by Carole Carpenter
Apr 21, 202001:19
The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay, music by Johan Johannson

The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay, music by Johan Johannson

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Little Match Seller by Han Christian Andersen, read by Chris Courtenay. With music by Johan Johansson.
Apr 19, 202009:22
The Hare (unknown)- a short tale about hunting, read by Carole Carpenter
Apr 16, 202001:25
Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille

Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille

The House of Horla Tales presents: Keep Your Secrets (unknown), read by Adam DeVille
Apr 15, 202002:41
The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events.

The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events.

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Rat And The Bat - a short poem about our current events, written by Tina Talbot & read by Chris Courtenay.
Apr 13, 202001:22
The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson

The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Tell Tale Lilac Bush (USA - Unknown), ready by Christopher Hampson
Apr 11, 202001:31
The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts

The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts

The House of Horla Tales presents: The Witchball Tale from USA (unknown), read by Dave Roberts
Apr 09, 202002:24
The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay

The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay

The House of Horla Tales Presents - The Death of the 7 Dwarfs (unknown)- a short tale, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 04, 202001:34
Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale, read by Chris Courtenay

Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale, read by Chris Courtenay

The House of Horla Tales Presents - Neighbourly Favour: A Short Egyptian tale (unknown), read by Chris Courtenay.
Apr 04, 202002:12
The Man Who Did Good - short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay

The Man Who Did Good - short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay

The House Of Horla Presents - The Man Who Did Good - a short Polish tale by Joanna Volinska, read by Chris Courtenay
Apr 04, 202003:19