16 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020

World Premiere

As Waters Rise

Audio Drama

By Ben Weatherill

Directed By Alex Brown

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production information

It’s rising. I know that sounds…but it’s the truth. It’s getting higher. And I remember saying if the rain doesn’t stop...then...

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?

Written by Ben Weatherill (Jellyfish) and directed by Alex Brown, As Waters Rise is a new audio drama performed by the Almeida Young Company (14-18) about friendships and anarchy, resilience and anger. About the consequences of our actions, and who really pays for them.​

A Q&A will take place at 7pm following the release of each episode with members of the company and creative team.

As Waters Rise is part of the Shifting Tides festival.

Dates & Tickets

Episode One: The Other Side of the River - Listen Now
Episode Two: Near the Surface - Listen Now
Episode Three: Coming Up For Air - Listen Now

Each episode is approximately 30 minutes long. This production contains strong language. Recommended for ages 12+.

Listen to Episode One: The Other Side of the River

Theatre includes: Jellyfish (Bush Theatre; National Theatre), Chicken Dust (Finborough Theatre; Curve), Chronic (Southwark Playhouse), Tastes Like Chicken (Old Red Lion Theatre)

Radio includes: Long Time Coming (BBC Radio Four)

Cast & Creatives

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

The Other Side of the River
Zack Muhammad Abdraheman
Jess Natasha Cattley
Joel Gilles Macdonald
Nadia Freya Johnson
Lily Lola Priestley
Alyssa Vigs Otite
The Host Caroline Faber
Police Officer One Ryan Early
Police Officer Two & Volunteer
Louie Keen

Near The Surface
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

Coming Up For Air
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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