Beneath Our Feet is a six-part episodic drama exploring home and belonging, urban regeneration and community ownership. The series follows 5 young people as they attend an underground rave below their estate, the night before it’s going to be bulldozed to make way for new-build flats. Whilst at the rave, the ground collapses beneath their feet, and they end up trapped in a vast underground cave network. They have to use their memories of the folklore surrounding the system – passed down through the generations – to navigate their way to safety, through tiny passageways, across underground lakes, and through doors locked by mysterious codes.
Beneath Our Feet was produced as part of the RESOUND programme – an initiative set up by theatre companies Jump Spark and no more superheroes. to create avenues for theatre artists into audio drama. This series was developed in partnership with Stockroom, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain (NYT) and audio network Fable and Folly. It was funded by Arts Council England. Creators were producers/directors Tash Hyman and Fay Lomas, writers Zia Ahmed, Subika Anwar-Khan, Sam Grabiner, Ellie Kendrick, Tiwa Lade, and Am Stubberfield, with sound design by Alice Boyd and Munotida Chinyanga and composition by Oliver Vibrans. Lead dramaturg Janina Matthewson, consultant producer Ella Watts. Actors included NYT members and graduates of NYT Rep: Francesca Amewudah-Rivers, Jetsun Lama, Nkhanise Phiri, Abby Russell, Bhavini Sheth, Ragevan Vasan, with Diveen Henry as Jessi.