Alternative Stories and Fake Realities

Real Boy: An Audio Drama

December 10, 2021 Season 5 Episode 8
Alternative Stories and Fake Realities
Real Boy: An Audio Drama
Show Notes

Mastrocherry is a tech company making poppets - highly realistic replicas of real humans.  Senior engineer Catherine Antonio and Junior Reclaim Engineer Fox Cameron have a problem.  A poppet has been returned by a VIP customer and they must diagnose the reasons for some alarming behavioural traits it has been displaying.  Can it really be possible that the poppet has become self-aware and started to display violent tendencies?

Real Boy is written by Cailean Steed and was the winner of the 2021 Pen To Print Audio Play Competition.  

In Real Boy you can hear 
Alex White as Fox
Kelley Costigan as Cat
Kirsty Woolven as Carlo
Carl Wharton as Father
Hadiya Morris as Mother
and Verity Blyth as Azure

Music, sound design, direction and production are by Chris Gregroy
Casting and character direction are by Chris Gregory and Cailean Steed 
Sound effects are from 
The script for Real Boy is copyright Cailean Steed and the produced audio drama copyright Alternative Stories / Cailean Steed. 

 Find out more about our writer Cailean Steed by following  them on twitter at

 We would like to thank Cailean for their invaluable work in the production of this drama.  

 Real Boy was the winner of the 2021 Pen to Print Audio Drama writing competition. If you are a dramatist and would like to enter the 2022 competition, please visit for details of how to do so or to join an audio drama writing workshop.  These workshops are run by Chris Gregory from Alternative Stories and the next one will be on Thursday 20th January. 

 If you have enjoyed listening to Real Boy please check out our other audio dramas via our podcast feed.  

 Real Boy is an Alternative Stories 2021 production for the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Podcast 

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