Sinbad And The Pirate Princess
SINBAD AND THE PIRATE PRINCESS
starring Caroline MUNRO and Martine BESWICKE
written & directed by Mark REDFIELD
original music by Jennifer
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Featuring Caroline Munro as Junah,
Martine Beswicke as Queen Badra, and
Mark Redfield as Sinbad.
With J.R. Lyston, Michael Butscher, Mary Anne Perry, Ron Burr, Belle Burr and Eric Supensky.
Recording engineers: Jay Chapin and Bill Dickson. Recorded at Studio Carlyle.
Original Music and Sound design by Jennifer Rouse
Written and directed by Mark Redfield
Sinbad (Mark Redfield), at the command of his Caliph, is tasked to rid the Arabian Sea of a ferocious female pirate called Junah (Caroline Munro), who preys on the ships in the waters of the small island of Zelos, ruled by Queen Badra (Martine Beswicke).
It's Sinbad’s greatest voyage! An adventure filled with danger, treachery, sorcery, a treasure-hoarding genii and a blood-thirsty serpent of the sea, and the battle of two sisters—one, and evil sorceress and the other, an avenging pirate princess!
CAROLINE MUNRO AND MARTINE BESWICKE
are beloved film stars known the world-over by their legions of fans primarily for their appearances in the James Bond films and the Hammer horror films of the 60s and 70s.
Caroline Munro’s credits include The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), The Golden Voyage of Sinbad (1974), At the Earth’s Core (1976), Dracula AD 1972 (1972), Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter (1974) and many others.
Martine Beswicke’s credits include From Russia With Love (1963), Thunderball (1965), Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde (1972), One Million Years BC (1968) and many others.
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Fans of the fantastique, as well as fans of Hammer Films, will relish the pairing of actresses Caroline Munro (THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, GOLDEN VOYAGE OF SINBAD) and Martine Beswicke (THUNDERBALL, ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.) in this tale of magic, mystery and betrayal. Writer/producer/director Mark Redfield, an accomplished actor of both stage and screen, is the new Sinbad; a hero who has his hands full as he pits his wits against those of Juna the pirate princess (Munro) and the sorceress queen Badra (Beswicke). And if the legendary sailor doesn't have enough problems with the two lethal ladies, there's also a wicked genie and a giant serpent to be dealt with.
This feature-length, larger-than-life audio adventure is an absolute treasure you’ll want to revisit again and again.
I love classic tales with a new spin, so this story greatly appealed to me immediately. I am a fan of Mark Redfield because he is bold enough to tell stories which are plot driven rather than CGI driven. We are able to use our imaginations while this story of Sinbad unfolds. In addition, the audio story is brilliantly cast. Martine Beswick is the perfect choice for the villainess. We don't need to see Martine for her to be menacing -- that wonderfully sultry voice does the job superbly. Plus, Beswick's delivery of her menacing lines with a wry sense of humor is outstanding. Caroline Munro is a sweet and sexy pirate princess. Again, Munro is the ideal choice because she has the ability to soften her voice or raise it powerfully, depending upon what she wants to communicate to the listener about her mysterious character.
I found the whole production excellent! The supporting actors were fantastic as was the narrator or the tale. Mark Redfield is a great and dashing Sinbad. (Yes, you can hear that a character is dashing!) Redfield's ability to channel the spirit of Errol Flynn and Douglas Fairbanks (Senior or Junior), it what makes this audio play so immersive. It's not often one encounters a story which can not only entertain, but help us relive the great tales told by Ray Harryhausen, the old Hollywood studio system, or the golden age of radio. "Sinbad and the Pirate Princess" is able to do that!
With references to these previous screen adventures, and other classic adventure films, one can definitely feel the heart and soul that was put into this project. One only wishes this was an actual film! I can easily see Ray Harryhausen’s stop motion monsters coming to life in tandem with this story.
The actors in the piece are all very well cast, but the inclusion of “Genre Film Queens” Martine Beswicke (One Million Years B.C.) and Caroline Munro (The Golden Voyage of Sinbad) helps elevate this production into something very special.
I enjoyed every minute of it, and if you are fans of adventure, Sinbad, Munro, and Beswicke, you owe it to yourself to give it a listen. For children ages 5-95.
Redfield has previously recorded many different audio productions including a number of Edgar Allan Poe adaptations including The Black Cat which also stars Caroline Munro. You can find them at his website poeforevermore.com
A job very well done! Great stuff.
I want more!