'THE MYSTERY In 1872, the crew of the Mary Celeste goes missing at sea, never to be heard from again. The ship doesn’t sink, the cargo is found intact and there’s no sign of foul play. So what happened to them?
'This is just what our characters intend to find out. Enter Sophie and Marc Marshall, descendants of the captain of the Celeste. They’ve been invited aboard the Mary Celeste II, a replica of her namesake, to recreate their ancestors’ fateful voyage. Once they set sail, however, it’s clear that something’s afoot. Or afloat.
'Will they discover what happened to the Mary Celeste before they succumb to the same fate? What’s the captain hiding in the hold? And what about that stowaway?' (Production summary)
First aired on ABC Radio National, 26 June 2015. Produced by Radio National's Creative Audio Unit.
Written & directed by Aden Rolfe.
Produced and co-directed by Jesse Cox.
Sound design by Russell Stapleton.
Additional sound design by Louis Mitchell.
Music composed by Joff Bush.
Studio recording by Mark Don.
Script consulting by Sheridan Jobbins.
Production assistants: Pip Rasmussen and Aidan Molins.
Mark Lee (Narrator), Aileen Huynh, (Sophie Marshall), Toby Truslove (Marc Marshall), Tina Bursill (Claire Delacroix), Renee Lim (Harriet Winterbourne), Hamish Michael (Flyn Doyle), Genevieve Giuffe (Georgie), Tom Conroy (Brian), Aden Rolfe (Al), Wendy Zuckerman (Samantha Taylor), and Fran Kelly (Announcer).
List of episodes and airdates
Episode 1: The Ghost Ship (26 June 2015).
Episode 2: Liars, Purists and Fabulists (1 July 2015).
Episode 3: A Bad Influence (8 July 2015).
Episode 4: In the Dark (15 July 2015).
Episode 5: A Ghost Revealed (22 July 2015).
Episode 6: Dead Reckoning (29 July 2015).
Episode 7: Unravelling the Mystery (5 August 2015).
Episode 8: Deus Ex Machina (12 August 2015).