RE-WRITTEN, REHEARSED AND RECORDING DURING LOCKDOWN
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Episode 1 now live online
It's here! Roaches Coaches have made it through Lockdown and all the Covid-19 restrictions. We rehearsed from home, we recorded remotely, socially distanced and here it is!
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How we made Roaches Coaches
We planned to record and publish the Roaches Coaches Podcast during the summer months of 2020 while no other shows are in production. We thought we'd have a few rehearsals, then record each episode 'live' in the Menzies Hall over a few Sunday afternoons.
Then, Covid happened. Lockdown happened. Social distancing happened.
And so, we started using Zoom for our read-throughs and rehearsals. It took us a while to get used to but we got there and we had plenty laughs along the way.
But recording the episodes was a different matter. Our studio was designed to take 2 actors at a time, socially distanced of course, and the Production Team in a separate area of the building. We had a plan, we started to record everyone separately. Then Lockdown 2.0 happened... back to square one.
The remaining characters were recorded individually, over the Internet in the comfort of their own homes.
The recordings were then reviewed by Ian and Sam, the best takes were chosen, the sound effects were gathered and then the episode was slowly assembled - and here we are! Next stop, Episode Two.