HappenedHere – The Podcast

HappenedHere presents, for you, short stories that answer the wonderfully simple question: “I wonder what happened here?”

Our latest episode:

In this week's episode of HappenedHere, hosted by Stephen Fry, we explore the life of the man who changed the face of clowning forever - Joseph Grimaldi, with three stories written by James Rampton and performed by Dame Joanna Lumley:

He Swung Joseph with the Utmost Velocity [Sadlers Wells Theatre, Roseberry Avenue, Clerkenwell, London]

Make ‘Em Laugh [Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London]

"I make you laugh at night, but I’m Grim-all-day" [Theatre Royal, Drury Lane]

Sound editing by Jon Jardine.

Season Two:

The Ship’s Masts are a Deeper Shade of Crimson

Season One:

Each HappenedHere episode is made up of three carefully-crafted four to five minute stories, rooted in historical fact, linked together by location or theme, and set in the very recent to the very distant past. 

Our stories start in Central London.

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Meet our Cast and Crew

HappenedHere stories come from many different perspectives and are written and performed by a dynamic troupe of storytellers. We’ve got a company ranging from those at the start of their careers to those at their peak, and that includes Stephen Fry and Dame Joanna Lumley.

Check out our bite-sized Festive stories

As a little aperitif, in advance of our full podcast launch, we created six ‘one-off’ Festive stories, gifted across the Twelve Days of Christmas. Listen to each of these, or subscribe to hear them all:

An Evergreen Emblem of Resilience
Bad Dad
Darkness is Cheap, and Scrooge Liked It
Buried Land
Twelfth Night

‘The poetry of history lies in the quasi-miraculous fact
that once, on this earth, once, on this familiar spot of ground,
walked other men and women, as actual as we are today,
thinking their own thoughts, swayed by their own passions.’

G.M. Trevelyan

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