Preview the first track of the Andrew McIlvaney Christmas Album.
Standing trial for an unforgivable murder, a polite, well-dressed defendant addresses the jury.
These are the five strange minutes that follow.
Written by Andrey Summers.
Performed by Matt Cornah.
Produced and scored by Alastair Craig.
Listener Warning: The following monologue contains disturbing language and themes. It’s very good, though!
This recording will not make you laugh. (“So what’s new,” you may ask, and touché.) We’re playing it completely straight, which we’re allowed to do now, and I am all kinds of thrilled to be branching out.
A gigantic, throbbing thank you to Matt Cornah, who responded to “I think you’d make a brilliant child-murdering lunatic” with a remarkably enthusiastic lack of offence. You can - must! - hear more of his talents hyah.
I should also point out that Andrey wrote four years ago, and honestly seems a little horrified by it today. If you’re a Vancouver theatrical investor of a sensitive disposition, please don’t let this stop you giving him the tremendous amounts of money he clearly deserves.