There Used to Be a Me

GOLD New York Festivals Radio Award winner for Best Original Audio

Peter Sellers: Comic Genius Peter Sellers, rightly regarded as a comic genius, lived a life full of success and excess – fuelled by indulgence and wild mood swings. Dying at an early age in 1980, Sellers left no autobiography, no revealing record of his life and feelings. This audio play aims to fill that gap.

Featuring an incredible solo performance from Alfred Molina (loved by many in his role as Marvel’s Doctor Octopus) this comic fantasy allows Sellers to construct his own documentary on his own life, told through his own eyes. There Used to Be a Me bubbles with comedy insight into the workings of an eccentric – and, at times, cruel – mind, examining the pressures of a tortured imagination when given free and total control…but unable to take full responsibility. As Sellers once said: ‘There used to be a me. But, I had it surgically removed.’

“As a fan of the great Peter Sellers, any chance to inhabit his world through his movies, books, etc, then I grab at it. This project does something different. It tells a familiar story from a completely new perspective, that of Peter Sellers himself. The challenge to voice all the characters, Mr Sellers included, was too exciting to ignore. It’s a window into a soul.”Alfred Molina

Starring: Alfred Molina

Illustrations: Robert Hammond

Written By: Ian Billings

Produced and Directed by: Barnaby Eaton-Jones

Sound Design: Joseph Fox

Executive Producers: Andrew Swaisland, Gary Haberfield

Music: Abigail Fox

Executive Producer: Paul Andrews for AUK

Alfred Molina stars as the comic genius Peter Sellers in AUK Studios and Spiteful Puppet’s audio release, There Used To Be A Me, available to buy now…

There Used To Be A Me “tells a familiar story from a completely new perspective, that of Peter Sellers himself.”

Published July 15, 2021By Victoria Stolyarova