The Wassail Theatre Company present Radio Zummerzet (29/09/20)

The Wassail Theatre Company present Radio Zummerzet (29/09/20)

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The Wassail Theatre Company present Radio Zummerzet (29/09/20)
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Radio Zummerzet by Wassail.

Never having made a radio play before, we created Radio Zummerzet over lockdown.

Radio Zummerzet pays homage to the way rural communities have responded to the Covid-19 crisis. Devised by the cast it features eclectic radio personalities and bombastic local news stories, exploring a picture of the country through local voices and rural responses to the Covid-19 crisis.

Wassail’s creative process always involves welcoming learning as part of the creative process. We’ve learned loads making Radio Zummerzet. We’re proud to present three initial episodes which will be the forerunner for a live, rural touring production.

Writer/Director Jesse Briton
Sound Design & Jingles Greg Hall

Sam Darcy Jack Kelly
Sarah Ford Lizzie Stables
Featuring Selina Keedwell

Episode One
Sommer Georgia Jackson
Musician Gavin Osborn

Episode Two
Chris Dan Gaisford
Musician Ellie Westbrook

Episode Three
Maureen Lucy Harrington
Musician Kid Carpet

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Episode Descriptions

1.

Episode One introduces us to Sam Darcy, the regular host of Radio Zummerzets hard-hitting local issues programme ‘County Matters’.

He’s joined for the first time by the station's new trainee Sarah. A 32 year old former waitress, Sarah is exploring options for a career change after lockdown closed the restaurant she works in.

Together they explore the issue of ‘Health and Nutrition’, and are joined by local expert Sommer, who is a PHD student at Bristol University studying the significance of the Meal Deal in modern British culture…

Episode one is rounded off with ‘Musical Takeover’ which highlights the work of local musician and his love of Keynsham!

Credits:

Sam Darcy Jack Kelly
Sarah Ford Lizzie Stables
Sommer Georgia Jackson
Musician Gavin Osborn
Writer/Director Jesse Briton
Sound Design and Jingles Greg Hall

2.

Episode Two finds Sam Darcy, the regular host of Radio Zummerzets hard-hitting local issues programme ‘County Matters’, and Sarah, the station's new trainee discussing the subject of ‘annoying habits’.

Sarah has spent an intensive week learning all about the ins and outs of Radio production, and Sam is ready to test her at every corner!

They’re joined by a concerned local resident from Frome who wants to report his neighbours annoying habits, in a call-in that will involve a flying bag of rubbish, the carry-on films and an emergency police response.

For the ‘Musical Takeover’ they’re joined by regular musical contributor ‘The Lady Of the Levels’...

Credits:

Sam Darcy Jack Kelly
Sarah Ford Lizzie Stables
Chris Dan Gaisford
Musician Ellie Westbrook
Writer/Director Jesse Briton
Sound Design and Jingles Greg Hall

3.

In the final episode Sam Darcy, the regular host of Radio Zummerzets hard-hitting local issues programme ‘County Matters’, and Sarah, the station's resident trainee explore the issue of ‘Housing’.

Together they play a word association that leads to Sam insulting the people of Bridgwater en masse.. and they’re joined by the station's most loyal listener and ‘Sam Superfan’ Maureen.

For the final ‘Musical Takeover’ Kid Carpet provides a special session, and Sam and Sarah must part ways at the end of her time at the station.

Credits:

Sam Darcy Jack Kelly
Sarah Ford Lizzie Stables
Maureen Lucy Harrington
Musician Ed Patrick
Writer/Director Jesse Briton
Sound Design and Jingles Greg Hall