The Fizzy Sherbet Podcast

The Diagnosis by Athena Stevens

January 17, 2022

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.

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Time codes: 

Podcast starts: 00:00

The Play: 08:20

Interview with Athena Stevens: 40:54

Interview with Sophie Williams: 01:05:43

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