Written by Leanne Baines. Directed by Joanna Carrick
NORMAL TIMES is an incredible new short film about disability in times of crisis, written by Leanne Baines, who is a member of ‘ACT’, The Avenue Community Theatre Company.
Leanne’s powerful writing uses her own experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic as a mother of her disabled son, Mark, drawing parallels to the persecution of people who were different during the 17th Century witch hunts led by Matthew Hopkins. We filmed the play during lockdown using green-screen technology with actors Victoria Gee and Ricky Oakley.