Unwritten Tales with James and I

James and I

Surreal slow burn improv comedy, where all the rules stop making sense. Improvised by James Haskin and James Irving.

All Episodes

Two brothers catch up over the phone. One of them reflects on his career in magic and has to admit that things aren’t going particularly well. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has music available […]

Sep 2019

14 min 29 sec

Two friends are on holiday together, but one of them is struggling to keep up. He sits down on a bench for a moment, but soon dozes off. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has […]

Aug 2019

15 min 15 sec

Sophie and her husband Graham regret letting Sophie’s cousin Claire stay with them when she gets a bit too comfortable and starts to take over the house. This audio play was improvised by James Irving, James Haskin and James Witt.   James Witt is part of the musical comedy collective Dreamweaver Quartet (alongside James and […]

Jul 2019

23 min 18 sec

Malcolm, Justin and and Francis head out into a field, hoping to put all the stresses of the city behind them. Can they ever truly clear their minds and focus on nothing? This audio play was improvised by James Irving, James Haskin and James Witt.   James Witt is part of the musical comedy collective […]

May 2019

16 min 19 sec

John is in the studio recording an audio book and everything seems to be going well so far, if only he can stay professional and stop getting distracted by the construction site across the road. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by […]

Mar 2019

17 min 12 sec

A couple are chatting as they walk out in the countryside. The walk seems to go on for ages. One of them tries to enjoy it. The other wishes they could speed up. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja […]

Feb 2019

16 min 23 sec

Two pensioners stand outside a house, trying to work out how to get a new sofa inside. Daphne is wondering why she offered to help with this latest impulse buy and whether they can get through it without argument or someone putting their back out. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James […]

Jan 2019

16 min 48 sec

A woman visits a quiet hairdressers, just hoping for a haircut. She encounters a passive aggressive hairdresser and his stressed, balding manager and ends up losing more than she had planned. An audio play for Halloween by James and I, featuring Trilly Chatterjee. Improvised by Trilly Chatterjee, James Irving and James Haskin. Trilly Chatterjee is […]

Oct 2018

20 min 56 sec

Outside a small house with ivy growing up the walls, two women chat about pens, bingo and online shopping. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has music available for free at Bandcamp. You can also follow […]

Oct 2018

13 min 57 sec

Two explorers pace out into a vast snow covered landscape. One is inexperienced and feeling nervous. One is a seasoned expert. Neither know if they will ever return. This audio play was improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has […]

Aug 2018

14 min 55 sec

David is nervous about his GCSE exams and the level of support offered by his parents doesn’t seem to be helping. This audio play was improvised by Rhiannon Vivian, James Irving and James Haskin. Rhiannon is an actor, writer and comedian living in London. She regularly performs improvised comedy with her award winning, five star improv […]

Aug 2018

15 min 1 sec

Alone at night in an observatory, two people on a date consider the vastness of the universe whilst waiting for their takeaway to arrive. The universe has other plans. This audio play was improvised by Audra Goffeney, James Irving and James Haskin. Audra Goffeney is a former company member of Theatresports at Unexpected Productions in […]

Jun 2018

21 min 36 sec

Two mathematicians have been finding a series of post-it notes dotted around the office, written in code. After decoding them, they are ready to talk about the contents with the colleague who wrote them. Improvised by Trilly Chatterjee, James Irving and James Haskin. Trilly Chatterjee improvises with Somewhat Theatre and T-Minus, and formerly performed with […]

May 2018

18 min 44 sec

A couple are alone in a countryside cottage during a storm, until they meet a friendly local farmer, who has no idea what he has let himself in for. Improvised by Audra Goffeney, James Irving and James Haskin. Audra Goffeney is a former company member of Theatresports at Unexpected Productions in Seattle, USA, the co-founder […]

Apr 2018

17 min 46 sec

Two co-workers try to stretch and let out their emotions in a designated relaxation room, but keep getting distracted by each other and the increasingly involved set of rules that one of them insists on. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew […]

Mar 2018

17 min 12 sec

A man locks himself out of his house and is forced to make conversation with his neighbour whilst they wait. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has music available for free at Bandcamp. You can also follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Mar 2018

15 min 46 sec

A man is trying to help his master move house, but before they can start, they need the perfect plan. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has music available for free at Bandcamp. You can also follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Dec 2017

16 min 18 sec

A young man struggles on his vision quest. No matter how hard he focuses, he still can’t see anything. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has other music available for free at Bandcamp. You can also follow him on Facebook or Twitter.

Nov 2017

15 min 52 sec

A father takes his gaming obsessed teenage son out shopping, but first has to remind him how to cross the road. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has other music available for free on Bandcamp. You can also follow him […]

Aug 2017

19 min 15 sec

A couple discuss with their tailor what ties are for and discover the more primal aspects of fashion. Improvised by James Irving, James Haskin and special guest Jennifer Jordan. Jennifer Jordan is an actor and improviser, who can be seen improvising in Classic Andy and speaking Shakespeare in YouTube series Sonnet Sisters. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. […]

Aug 2017

17 min 40 sec

Two office workers consult a malfunctioning and mischievous Siri and find out more than they expected. Improvised by James Irving, James Haskin and special guest Jennifer Jordan. Jennifer Jordan is an actor and improviser, who can be seen improvising in Classic Andy and speaking Shakespeare in YouTube series Sonnet Sisters. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised […]

Jun 2017

14 min 48 sec

In a suspiciously quiet large office building, a manager calls in a courier, with a very specific set of instructions. Discover the dangers of downsizing. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has other music available for free on Bandcamp. You […]

May 2017

16 min 41 sec

The cockpit of a large commercial airliner. A maverick captain charts a unique route through the skies as his copilot admiringly watches. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has other music available for free on Bandcamp. You can also follow […]

Apr 2017

17 min 4 sec

A small town cinema. The film has finished playing, but a couple on a date stay quietly chatting at the back and eating popcorn. They discuss the outside world and the kind of monsters people can become if they’re not willing to sensibly block out the worst excesses of modern culture. Improvised by James Irving […]

Mar 2017

13 min 46 sec

In a strange shop with an array of lamps seemingly sprouting from the shelves, a man tries to purchase a new lamp, but the shop assistants won’t leave him alone and seem keen that he doesn’t leave. Improvised by James Irving, James Haskin and Rhiannon Vivian. Rhiannon Vivian is a writer and performer living in London. […]

Feb 2017

12 min 20 sec

A middle-aged married couple visit an art gallery, on a strange tour that seems to go on forever. Will they gain a new appreciation of art, or just bicker the whole way round? Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Recorded and mixed by James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who […]

Jan 2017

16 min 53 sec

Two men sit in a doctor’s waiting room and make awkward conversation. One of them is very sick, the other one isn’t, but is convinced that he might be able to help the man he just met. Improvised by James Irving and James Haskin. Music improvised by A Ninja Slob Drew Me, who has more […]

Dec 2016

26 min 31 sec