The Sonic Society

Showcasing the very best in new Audio Drama

Good Manors

Looking at stage productions in Sonic Summerstock Playhouse it’s hard not to reminisce about our first audio drama stage play.

Some time ago (way back in 2004) we attempted our first and only live show. It was mostly a sound quality nightmare. The venue, although a wonderful restaurant, was lousy for sound with waiters and orders and poor visibility to the stage and even our live feed to CKDU was plagued with a horrendous buzz and attenuation that killed the fantastic vigour from our actors.

So after our show, I asked the company to show up in CKDU to record “Live in Studio” the Hill Manors Show for posterity and clarity’s sake.

I love Fawlty Towers, so when I thought about writing a tribute show set in Nova Scotia, this is what I came up with. Apologies to John Cleese and Connie Booth. No Architeuthidae were hurt in this performance.

HILL MANORS – EPISODE #1 “More Action Than a Burma Railway” with
Elana Zatzman as Mrs Buckman #1
Jen Robbins as Mrs Buckman #2
Alicia Polonski as Mrs Tweedmere
Joseph Mauricio as Chef
Jocelyn White as Eugenia Hill
David Connellan as Rene
and Nico Lorenzutti as Jonah Hill

About The Author

Born to Teachers and Amateur Audio Enthusiasts in the small rural community of Belwood, Jack's first love was stories- writing, reading, telling, and singing. He developed his acting skills through High School, University, and through film and community theatre. Jack writes the lion's share of Electric Vicuna's Audio Drama scripts and has his own writing site at He's thrilled to co-host the Sonic Society with his wonderful, talented, friend David Ault!


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