"You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
Albert Einstein (...possibly)
WHO ARE WE?
LONG CAT MEDIA is a UK podcast production company specialising in audio fiction.
Our first production was the comedy-drama series Mockery Manor, which launched in 2019. Nominated for Best Fiction at the British Podcast Awards 2020, Mockery Manor has garnered glowing reviews from Herald Scotland, Engadget, The Podcast Host, Podcast Magazine, Bello Collective and more, as well as hundreds of 5-star ratings on Apple Podcasts. It was also described as "remarkably immersive" and "marvellous" by Stephen Fry. As of mid-2022, the series accrued over half a million downloads.
2020 saw the release of our character-comedy storytelling series Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica, which has now spanned two seasons and almost 100 episodes, accruing a loyal following along the way.
In 2021, we released our biggest production to date: the swashbuckling pirate epic The Ballad of Anne & Mary, with a stellar cast including singing sensation Christina Bianco, musical comedian Sooz Kempner, Hamilton star Karl Queensborough, and drag legend Le Gateau Chocolat among others. The Ballad of Anne & Mary has received rave reviews and coverage from ITV News London, Liverpool Echo, The Stage, Pink News, Pod Bible, DiscoverPods, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland, and more. Anne & Mary was nominated for Best Podcast at the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2022, and Best Fiction at the British Podcast Awards 2022.
Our three podcasts are now part of the Fable and Folly network, whose roster includes such titles as The Amelia Project, Unwell, Midnight Burger and We Fix Space Junk.
Lindsay has worked in the entertainment business as a performer, writer and theatre producer for over ten years. She has written seven original Fringe shows, garnering a raft of 5 star reviews, and toured the country in both her own and others’ productions. She has also racked up hundreds of performances as a character act and MC on the British stand-up and cabaret circuit.
In her collaboration with Laurence, Lindsay has written five theatre productions: Madame Magenta: Libros Mystica (2014), the Malcolm Hardee Award winning Cinemusical (2015),
Cinemusical High (2016), The Time Machine (2017), and Jekyll vs Hyde (2019), Broadway World Award nominee and Wilton's Music Hall Fringe Foundations Award winner.
She is a recent graduate of the UEA's prestigious Creative Writing MA: Scriptwriting course.
For Long Cat Media, Lindsay is the writer and director of Mockery Manor, The Ballad of Anne & Mary, and Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica.
Laurence Owen is a composer, sound designer and voice actor. He began acting as a child, appearing in Wilde with Stephen Fry and Jude Law, Mumbo Jumbo with Brian Blessed, the BBC drama serial Berkeley Square, and a wide array of stage productions. He has been working as a full-time composer and sound designer since 2011.
His stage work includes composing and musical direction of Cat & Mouse (Village Underground), arrangement of songs by Richard Thomas (Jerry Springer: The Opera) for My Left Right Foot (National Theatre of Scotland), sound design for 1927's Golem (Young Vic, Trafalgar Studios), for which he was nominated for a ProSound Award. He has written media music for the BBC, Toyota, O2, Stella Artois, Embraer, Sipsmith, ARTE, The Beano, Historic Royal Palaces and the V&A Museum.
His film composing credits include the Sundance Film Festival-selected White Morning, which earned him two music award nominations at SoundTrack Cologne Festival.
For Long Cat Media, Laurence is composer, sound designer and editor of Mockery Manor, The Ballad of Anne & Mary, and Madame Magenta: Sonos Mystica.