As Waters Rise: Episode Two: Near the Surface

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 2: Behind The Scenes

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: 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 2: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: Mood Boards

As Waters Rise: Episode 2: 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.

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Georgie's tweets (by Angelica Gayle)

Joshs Facebook Post 
Josh's Facebook post (by Tom Cadley


The essay that landed Frankie in Prevent (by Vigs Otite)


Ditty by Hannah (by Olivia Ferrari)


Jesus Is Kin With God But The Romans Said No Doubles by Hannah (by Olivia Ferrari)

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How I Got To Prevent, by Georgie

by Angelica Gayle

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Letters To Our Futures

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Cast & Creatives

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

Beth Pollyanna Knight
Josh Tom Cadley
Frankie Vigs Otite
Ryan Joe Farino
Lou Angel Studman
Georgie Angelica Gayle
Hannah Olivia Ferrari
Ava Marisol Rojas
The Prime Minister Ryan Early
The Host & Aide Louie Keen
Simone Caroline Faber

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