During this time of fear, confusion and uncertainty, my friend Lucie and I couldn’t help seeing the humour in our own reactions, and those of our friends. In this 12min monologue performed by Lucie and written by us both, the character, Nicky, tries to grapple with the big issues we faced in the week before lockdown. From fears around sending her daughters to school, to concern for the future of the economy, Nicky tries her very best not to panic. But after a community meeting at the house of her neighbours, the potential impact of the pandemic on their lives and livelihoods starts to sink in. Naturally pro-solutions with a ‘can-do’ attitude, Nicky tries relentlessly to turn anxiety into action. The first in a six-part series, episode 1 introduces us to Nicky, an estate agent, wife and working mother living in Norwich as she shares her worries – and her plans – with her mother over Skype.