Flamingoes in Orbit

Recent Work

Philip Ridley’s collection of short stories (Flamingoes in Orbit) – like his two adult novels, Crocodilia and In the Eyes of Mr Fury – became an instant cult classic when first published in 1990.

Flamingoes in Orbit Audiobook Recording

‘Flamingoes in Orbit’ was updated and re-released in 2018. I auditioned to be the audiobook narrator and I’m very proud to say that I got the part.

These stories were a pleasure to bring to life: A multitude of interesting and believable characters jumped out at me from the page and lent themselves to a range of British accents.

I recorded my performance of the novel in October and November 2018 and Ridley’s accurate, engaging and sometimes controversial storytelling literally made me laugh and cry.

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This great book is about coming of age, family dynamics and being gay in 80’s England, in a world still bristling with prejudice, and (it) sings and howls with the need for equality and freedom.”

“Menace lurks in the shady corners of family life…. Chilling.” (Time Out)

“Ridley is a visionary.” (Rolling Stone)

The audiobook is now available from Audible, Amazon and iTunes.

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About Josh Shirt

Voiceover Actor and Storyteller

Josh Shirt has been a professional Voice Over Artist since 2005. He burst onto the UK voice over scene as a young, street voice and was quickly snapped up as the voice of The Wireless Group’s thirteen radio stations in the North of England.

His work has evolved through the years with over 6000 advertising campaigns recorded to date and in recent years he has extended his talents to audiobook narration (recording Philip Ridley’s ‘Flamingoes in Orbit’ in late 2018).

He has a naturally warm and confident voice that’s heard everyday on TV, Radio, Spotify & online. His portfolio includes work for Xbox, Samsung, Airbnb and the BBC.


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