Four friends have their Christmas travel plans disrupted by Covid but resolve to spend the holiday together sharing stories, customs and traditions from their homes. Snowed In is an audio drama for this unique festive season by Charis McRoberts and Signe Maene
In “Snowed In” you heard
Charis McRoberts as Aine
Lewie Watson as Jamie
Jackie Jorgenson as Beth
Amy Forrest as Olivia
Fay Hield as herself
The presenter of this edition is Kelli Winkler
"Snowed In" was written by Charis McRoberts and Signe Maene with additional dialogue by Chris Gregory. The cast advised on dialogue for each of their characters.
Direction, sound design, soundscapes and incidental music were by Chris Gregory.
Sound effects were from Freesound.org
In the story, you heard an original recording of the Wassailing song “Sweet Master” performed by Fay Hield. This was an exclusive recording for the Alternative Stories and Fake Realities Podcast. Fay Hield is a Topic Records recording artist. “Sweet Master of Our Habitation” is a traditional Cornish wassailing tune. The version sung by Fay in this podcast was arranged by Lou Killen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lou_Killen
The complete recording by Fay is included at the end of this podcast.
Charis McRoberts is a writer, poet and actor originally from Northern Ireland. In 2020 Charis was named one of the BBC’s New Creatives and she has subsequently appeared on BBC Radio and in film productions as well as being part of a number of Alternative Stories podcasts. https://twitter.com/CharisMcRoberts
Lewie Watson is an actor from Elgin in the Scottish Highlands. He has appeared in a number of Alternative Stories productions including Selkie, also by Signe Maene and most recently in Black Box by Kevan Manwaring https://twitter.com/LewieEh
Amy Forrest is an actor who has worked with the National Theatre in London and had television roles in shows such as Coronation Street and Call The Midwife. Amy appeared in our acclaimed drama Hare Spell playing a role written by Fay Hield and in a number of other Alternative Stories productions during 2020 https://twitter.com/amyforrest26
Jackie Jorgenson is an actor, writer and podcaster originally from Canada but now living in the United States. She has appeared in a number of Alternative Stories productions including “Out of Towners” which she also co-wrote and Anglia. In 2020 Jackie launched her own podcast “Tales from The Aether” which we encourage listeners to check out. https://twitter.com/jackiejorgenson
Signe Maene is a writer and folklorist from Belgium. Signe wrote our popular drama Selkie earlier in 2020 and contributed short fiction to “Through The Trees” anthology https://twitter.com/MaeneSigne
Fay Hield is a folk singer, academic and folklorist who regular listeners will know as one of the writers of our acclaimed drama Hare Spell which we released in September. If you've enjoyed Fay's performance in this edition please find out more about her music including her latest album "Wrackline" which is released by Topic Records / Proper Music Distribution
This is the last Alternative Stories Podcast of 2020. We’ll be taking a short break until the end of January. We wish all our listeners who celebrate it a very merry Christmas and a happi