Shelf Lives is a series of short, original audio plays exploring the fictional lives of the different people we all knew and loved during lockdown, in the one social setting we grew used to for many, many months: the supermarket.
Each episode follows a different character in the same shop, on the same day, at exactly the same time, as they get to grips with both private crises and one very public pandemic. These are short, sharp ten minute insights into people’s lives – plays in podcast form.
The first episode of Shelf Lives is Flour Power , written by Jack Stanley and directed by Stanley Walton. Rhona has been trying to scour for flour everywhere but nowhere seems to stock it. This supermarket feels like the last place she can try. But can one bag of flour really replace the other major thing in her life that she’s lost? The episode stars Beth Mullen as Rhona and Leann O’Kasi as Kate, and is available on all major podcast streaming platforms (including Spotify and Apple Podcasts) as of today.
Every fortnight, On A Wimb will release a new episode, with each installment written by a different writer and focusing on a different lead character. Details of the new episode will be released on On A Wimb’s channels shortly.
During this incredibly difficult time for the theatre industry, On A Wimb are committed to finding ways of creating new theatrical content. They want to work with fellow creatives to produce work that not only responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, but supports fellow theatre professionals and finds a way to help the industry flourish in spite of the circumstances.
Shelf Lives is available on all major podcast platforms, including Spotify.