Dan Snelgrove: “There’ll Never Be Another Girl Like Stacey!”

Actor Dan Snelgrove reading Chimera Book 1 in his recording studio, October 2020


Chapter 9 of Chimera Book 1 – entitled Captain Toothache & The Silver Locket – takes place in a locked room, with Kyp Finnegan, the book’s 8 eight year old hero, and Atticus Weft, a snake comprised from all the odd socks that go missing from your washing machine, baring their souls. It doesn’t have the peril and the running and the collapsing bridges of previous chapters, but for the voice of Chimera, Dan Snelgrove, this much more introspective episode was the most challenging yet.

I caught up with Dan recently to find out more about how he’d approached these meatier moments, and was fascinated to learn even more about the various ways in which his he is approaching the work of bringing this book to life as an audio book. I also found out Dan can ‘dance like pirate’ – something I’ve always suspected.

Dan & Phil in conversation, November 2nd, 2020


You’ll find all nine previous chapters of Chimera Book 1 here – with a new chapter going out here and everywhere else at 4pm on Sunday.


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