9 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

    • Fiction
    • 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.

    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Actors

    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Actors

    Listen to the actors in This Weird Normal as they talk through the process.

    Sound Design and recording by Cathy Dixon.

    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.

    The cast includes Rachel Barnwell, Omar Bynon, Gavi Singh Chera, Benjamin Isaac, Caleb Obediah, Sophie Kleiman, Katya Morrison, Mali O’Donnell, alongside Funlola Olufunwa and actors Patrick Brennan and Tracy Wiles.

    The creative team included Director Jeremy Mortimer, Assistant Director Anita Gander, Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi.

    Sound Design and Recording was by Henry Boothroyd, Cathy Dixon, Henry Parritt and Ben Paveley overseen by Steve Mayo and Phil Matejtschuk with Sound Mixing from Adam Woodhams.

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    • 5 min
    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Sound Team

    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Sound Team

    Listen to the sound team behind This Weird Normal as they talk through the process.

    Sound Design and recording by Cathy Dixon.

    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.

    The cast includes Rachel Barnwell, Omar Bynon, Gavi Singh Chera, Benjamin Isaac, Caleb Obediah, Sophie Kleiman, Katya Morrison, Mali O’Donnell, alongside Funlola Olufunwa and actors Patrick Brennan and Tracy Wiles.

    The creative team included Director Jeremy Mortimer, Assistant Director Anita Gander, Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi.

    Sound Design and Recording was by Henry Boothroyd, Cathy Dixon, Henry Parritt and Ben Paveley overseen by Steve Mayo and Phil Matejtschuk with Sound Mixing from Adam Woodhams.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 min
    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Writers

    Extra: This Weird Normal - behind the scenes with the Writers

    Listen to the writers behind This Weird Normal as they talk through the process.

    Sound Design and recording by Cathy Dixon.

    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.

    The cast includes Rachel Barnwell, Omar Bynon, Gavi Singh Chera, Benjamin Isaac, Caleb Obediah, Sophie Kleiman, Katya Morrison, Mali O’Donnell, alongside Funlola Olufunwa and actors Patrick Brennan and Tracy Wiles.

    The creative team included Director Jeremy Mortimer, Assistant Director Anita Gander, Executive Producer Pamela Jikiemi.

    Sound Design and Recording was by Henry Boothroyd, Cathy Dixon, Henry Parritt and Ben Paveley overseen by Steve Mayo and Phil Matejtschuk with Sound Mixing from Adam Woodhams.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 6 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 23 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

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 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

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min

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