Breathe In Breathe Out
Play • 27 min

Unable to reconcile the contradictions and intensities, two post-death voices from within offer different reflections on the process of dying. Still wedded to a belief in meditation and affirmations Casey wants to hold on to the positive and let go of the struggle. Alethea, on the other hand, wants to debunk the myths and hold on to the reality.

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This episode contains references to death and the process of dying.

Performed by Balvinder Sopal

Currently appearing on our TV screen regularly as Suki Panesar in Eastenders, Bal has worked on screen, radio and theatre throughout her career. She has appeared in Coronation Street, Emmerdale and Hollyoaks. In theatre her work spans regional theatre productions and tours including My Beautiful Laundrette (Curve Theatre co-production) in 2019 and Partition (Leeds Playhouse) in 2017/18. She has also performed in acclaimed shows such as Glasshouse with Commonwealth and Sleepless with Analogue. She has worked with companies including Trestle Theatre, Kali Theatre Company, Freedom Studios and Tamasha.

Written by Rochi Rampal

Rochi Rampal  has written and scripted theatre projects for Black Country TouringBirmingham REP (Eat!), Birmingham Literature Festival (Reliable Witness), BCT & So Festival (Life’s a Beach), Birmingham Young Rep (Birmingham From Above), BCTFoursight Theatre (The Corner Shop),Typ-Tap FestivalMac Productions (The Warrior Goddess). She has devised theatre with Stan’s Cafe, The Play House, Upstart Theatre, Pathos Munich and Highways Athens. She co-wrote ‘Between the Two’/ which toured nationally in 2017 and ‘Daily Bread’, a short story which was recorded for podcast. Her work has been performed in theatres, empty shop units, caravans, and through headphones to audiences on an outdoor 4th floor public library terrace.



  • Produced by She Wants a Dog (Kate Chapman and Pippa Frith)
  • Assistant Producer Daljinder Johal
  • Directed by Kate Chapman
  • Sound design by Iain Armstrong
  • Sound editing by Fraser Youngson
  • Partner: Nottingham Playhouse
  • Supported by Arts Council England
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