The Fizzy Sherbet Podcast is co-hosted by Lily McLeish, Josephine Starte and Tamara von Werthern. Each episode consists of a short play, an interview with the writer, a note from the director on why they chose to direct the piece and a chat with a special guest. Fizzy Sherbet provides a platform for women writers and directors and connects creatives from around the globe. 

 

 

 

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The first episode of our Season 1 presents the play The Diagnosis by Athena Stevens, directed by Anna Girvan, and performed by Lizzie Annis and Cara Ballingall, with sound design by Keegan J Curran.

After the play we talk to writer Athena Stevens and our special guest Sophie Williams.

In The Diagnosis, when a London Underground worker wakes up with the ability to see the date in which each person she meets will become disabled, she starts to wonder if she is complicit or if the reality is inevitable.

The episode is hosted by Josephine Starte & Tamara von Werthern, edited by Lily McLeish, with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover art by Alice Müller.

Fizzy Sherbet is produced by Steph J Weller for Playwell Productions and Ameena Hamid Productions.

This episode was recorded live at The Bush Theatre, London and was only possible thanks to the kind support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Sainsbury Foundation and the Bush Theatre.

Thanks also to our anonymous supporters - you know who you are.

You can find out more about Fizzy Sherbet on fizzysherbetplays.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please like follow subscribe and review.

 

The second episode of our Season 1 presents the play The Dream Machine by Sonja Ferdinand, directed by Sofi Orem Skoglund, and performed by Laura Hanna and Josephine Starte, with sound design by Jamie Lu.

After the play we talk to writer Sonja Ferdinand and our special guest Jwan Osman.

In The Dream Machine, boarding will begin shortly. In an airport two boys look at an airplane roll in. An every day event. A seemingly normal flight.

The episode is hosted by Tamara von Werthern & Sandra Theresa Buch, edited by Lily McLeish, with intro music by Jane Dickson. Cover art by Alice Müller.

Fizzy Sherbet is produced by Steph J Weller for Playwell Productions and Ameena Hamid Productions.

This episode was recorded live at the Danish National School of Performing Arts, in Denmark and was only possible thanks to the kind support of the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Sainsbury Foundation, Erasmus and Danish National School of Performing Arts.

Thanks also to our anonymous supporters - you know who you are.

You can find out more about Fizzy Sherbet on fizzysherbetplays.com.

If you enjoyed this episode, please like follow subscribe and review.

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FIZZY CHATS

Fizzy Chat with Lucy Kerbel

Fizzy Chat with Heidi Wiley & Sarah Sepulchre

Fizzy Chat with Maria Aberg

Fizzy Chat with Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Tamara von Werthern & Anna Marsland

Pilot Series Episode 1: LEMONS by Tamara von Werthern

directed by Sandra Theresa Buch, sound Esben Tjalve, special guest director & activist Nastazja Domaradzka talks about Migrants in Theatre & the migrant experience in the UK

Pilot Series Episode 2: SWAN SONG by Buhle Ngaba

directed by Ilana Cilliers, sound Ilana Cilliers, special guest theatre practitioner Naledi Majola speaks about her work in South Africa & Buhle Ngaba as an artist

Pilot Series Episode 3: ...blackbird hour by babirye bukilwa

directed by Anna Girvan, sound Julian Starr, special guest 

dramaturg & photographer Myah Jeffers talks about working with babirye bukilwa at the Royal Court

Pilot Series Episode 4: SPECIAL OCCASIONS by Amy Ng

directed by Lily McLeish, sound Julian Starr, special guest historian Jaclyn Granick adds historical context to the play, focusing on the Jewish diaspora

Pilot Series Episode 5: JELLYFISH BLOOMS by Marie Bjorn

directed by Anna Girvan, sound Julian Starr, special guest professor of anthropology & author of 'Arts on a Damaged Planet' Heather Anne Swanson on proliferation, extinction & the Jellyfish Blooms phenomenon

Pilot Series Episode 6: WHITE TUESDAY by Eve Leigh

directed by Lily McLeish, sound Julian Starr, special guest member of Police Spies Out Of Lives campaign group 'Jessica' on being in a relationship with an undercover police officer aged 19

Pilot Series Episode 7: HORNET by Josephine Starte

directed by Hanna Berrigan, sound Julian Starr, special guest psychotherapist Kate Mills puts the characters from HORNET on her couch