6 episodes

A five-part audio fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival. Then the pandemic struck. Now it is June, and for some of the group it feels as if they are faced with a choice. Do they just sit about waiting for something – anything – to happen. Or do they start making plans?

This Weird Normal is developed from an idea by Asif Khan and is written by Asif Khan, Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.

This Weird Normal Stella Kammel, Asif Khan, Susan Wokoma

    • Drama
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

A five-part audio fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival. Then the pandemic struck. Now it is June, and for some of the group it feels as if they are faced with a choice. Do they just sit about waiting for something – anything – to happen. Or do they start making plans?

This Weird Normal is developed from an idea by Asif Khan and is written by Asif Khan, Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.

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    A new five-part audio fiction podcast about seven young actors who had planned to take a theatre show to the Edinburgh Festival. Then the pandemic struck. Now it's June, and for some of the group it feels as if they are faced with a choice. Do they just sit about waiting for something – anything – to happen? Or do they start making plans?

    This Weird Normal is based on an original idea by Asif Khan and was developed with Stella Kammel and Susan Wokoma. It is a RADA Audio Production. It was recorded by RADA sound specialists.

    • 1 min
    Ep 1: This Weird Normal - A Wicked Idea

    Ep 1: This Weird Normal - A Wicked Idea

    In episode 1 of This Weird Normal... Drama Cell, a new theatre company, are trying to put on a show. How do they do it? Where do they do it? How do they keep the audience socially distanced? And finally, how do you keep your motivation while balancing everything to survive in lockdown?

    This Weird Normal: A Wicked Idea by Asif Khan

    Shelly was played by Sophie Kleiman,
    Morgan by Omar Bynon,
    Holly by Rachel Barnwell,
    Pearl by Mali O’Donnell,
    Hakeem by Caleb Obediah
    Aysha by Funlola Olufunwa

    Sound Design and recording by Cathy Dixon
    Sound Mix by Adam Woodhams
    Sound Supervision by Steve Mayo

    Music by Ryan Anderson, from the Album Never Sleep
    Available under a Creative Commons license from freemusicarchive.org

    Assistant Director Anita Gander
    Director Jeremy Mortimer
    Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi

    This Weird Normal was developed from an idea by Asif Khan
    And is a RADA Audio Production

    • 20 min
    Ep 2: This Weird Normal - Granola and Baileys

    Ep 2: This Weird Normal - Granola and Baileys

    In episode 2 of This Weird Normal... What do you do when you run out of milk during a pandemic? Hit the Baileys and get on the banana bread frenzy. Suzie can’t hug her mum and Riz might have overstayed his welcome at Pearl’s – and amongst all this, Drama Cell are trying to create a piece of theatre but they’ve got no following, no money and their dreams of going to the Edinburgh Festival are dead.

    Contains some adult content. 

    This Weird Normal: Granola and Baileys by Stella Kammel.

    Shelly was played by Sophie Kleiman
    Morgan by Omar Bynon
    Holly by Rachel Barnwell
    Pearl by Mali O’Donnell
    Hakeem by Caleb Obediah
    Rizwan by Gavi Singh Chera
    Susie by Katya Morrison
    Dawn by Tracy Wiles
    Shop Owner by Benjamin Isaac

    Sound Design and recording by Henry Boothroyd
    Sound Mix by Adam Woodhams
    And Sound Supervision by Steve Mayo

    Music by Ryan Anderson, from the Album Never Sleep
    Available under a Creative Commons license from freemusicarchive.org

    Assistant Director Anita Gander
    Director Jeremy Mortimer
    Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi

    This Weird Normal was developed from an idea by Asif Khan
    And is a RADA Audio Production

    • 23 min
    Ep 3: This Weird Normal - Death to Zoom

    Ep 3: This Weird Normal - Death to Zoom

    In episode 3 of This Weird Normal... It’s theatre-geek love at first site. Holly doesn’t want to waste today’s excellent make-up, and Morgan is on the roof to get aerial shots from the Whitgift Centre for the promo film. Drama Cell is scoping out possible performance venues but life is getting in the way of making theatre.

    This Weird Normal: Death to Zoom by Susan Wokoma.

    Shelly was played by Sophie Kleiman,
    Morgan by Omar Bynon
    Holly by Rachel Barnwell
    Hakeem by Caleb Obediah
    Rizwan by Gavi Singh Chera
    Susie by Katya Morrison
    Pearl by Mali O’Donnell
    Dave by Patrick Brennan

    Sound Design and recording by Henry Parritt
    Sound Mix by Adam Woodhams
    Sound Supervision by Steve Mayo

    Music by Ryan Anderson, from the Album Never Sleep
    Available under a Creative Commons license from freemusicarchive.org

    Assistant Director Anita Gander
    Director Jeremy Mortimer
    Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi

    This Weird Normal was developed from an idea by Asif Khan
    And is a RADA Audio Production

    • 25 min
    Ep 4: This Weird Normal - A Horsey Thing

    Ep 4: This Weird Normal - A Horsey Thing

    In episode 4 of This Weird Normal... The performance is tomorrow and is under threat. Drama Cell’s benefactor might be getting too involved and last minute artistic choices are adding tension. Riz is missing rehearsal, Hakeem has fallen out with his mum and the show venue might not be available. But most importantly, will Barry the bin man with a Strictly Come Dancing tattoo make it in to the final performance of Mashed Up London?

    This Weird Normal: A Horsey Thing by Asif Khan

    Shelly was played by Sophie Kleiman,
    Morgan by Omar Bynon,
    Hakeem by Caleb Obediah,
    Rizwan by Gavi Singh Chera,
    Pearl by Mali O’Donnell,
    Dave by Patrick Brennan,

    Sound Design and recording by Ben Paveley
    Sound Mix by Adam Woodhams
    Sound Supervision by Steve Mayo

    Music by Ryan Anderson, from the Album Never Sleep
    Available under a Creative Commons license from freemusicarchive.org

    Assistant Director Anita Gander
    Director Jeremy Mortimer
    Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi

    This Weird Normal was developed from an idea by Asif Khan
    And is a RADA Audio Production

     

    • 23 min
    Ep 5: This Weird Normal - Is This Crazy Enough?

    Ep 5: This Weird Normal - Is This Crazy Enough?

    In episode 5 of This Weird Normal... It's performance day. Or is it? In the final episode of the series of This Weird Normal Drama Cell have a lot of figure out to get this show on the road.

    This Weird Normal: Is This Crazy Enough? by Stella Kammel

    Shelly was played by Sophie Kleiman
    Morgan by Omar Bynon
    Holly by Rachel Barnwell
    Susie by Katya Morrison
    Hakeem by Caleb Obediah
    Rizwan by Gavi Singh Chera
    Pearl by Mali O’Donnell
    Dave by Patrick Brennan
    Dawn by Tracy Wiles
    Aysha by Funlola Olufunwa

    Sound Design and recording by Cathy Dixon
    Sound Mix by Adam Woodhams
    Sound Supervision by Steve Mayo

    Music by Ryan Anderson, from the Album Never Sleep
    Available under a Creative Commons license from freemusicarchive.org

    Assistant Director Anita Gander
    Director Jeremy Mortimer
    Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi

    This Weird Normal was developed from an idea by Asif Khan
    And is a RADA Audio Production

    • 23 min

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