As Waters Rise: Episode Three: Coming Up For Air

It’s summer and London is underwater.

In a broken world that was broken long before they were born, a group of young people grapple with the aftermath of the flood. When everything changes, what does it take to keep afloat no matter what?

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES

As Waters Rise was originally conceived as a stage production for the Almeida Young Company (14-18). However, due to the coronavirus lockdown, the script was tailored to be performed as an audio drama with each performer rehearsing and recording their parts from home.

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Behind The Scenes

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Behind The Scenes

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Behind The Scenes

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Behind The Scenes

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Behind The Scenes

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CHARACTER MOOD BOARDS

To help the cast get into the mindset of their characters, they each created a mood board representing the character's interests, outlook and feelings.

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 3: Mood Boards

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INSIDE THE EPISODE

To help the Young Company explore their roles and delve into how their characters think and behave, they created the following additional material in-character which is sometimes referred to in the episodes, and is sometimes wholly created from their own imagination.

Ethans Messages
Ethan's Messages (by Daniel Molyneaux)

Molly x Nathan 1
Molly x Nathan 2
Molly x Nathan 3
Molly & Nathan's messages (by Talula Jahangiri)

Will's voicenote to Beth (by Joseph Wolffe)

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Cast & Creative

Writer Ben Weatherill
Direction Alex Brown
Associate Director Abi Falase
Producer Simon Stephens
Sound Design Martha Littlehailes
Music Fizz Margereson

Molly Talula Jahangiri
Alex Nate MacCallum
Nathan Chima Akpa
Ethan Daniel Molyneaux
Clare Frida Bradbrook
Jonny Jack Rowntree-Oliver
Eddie Tony Zhou
Will Joseph Wolffe
The Reporter Caroline Faber
An Expert Louie Keen
The Prime Minister Ryan Early

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