Presented by Sarah Corbett
Set against the backdrop of a golden age of swimming, The Swimmer is a comic, one-woman physical theatre show about swimming to France.
Our athlete of the imagination meets the swimming suffragettes who pioneered a popular pursuit. She celebrates a golden age of swimming and the spirit of the Lido, which championed collective wellbeing with its forward thinking and ambitious concept: rejuvenating air, sun and water. Our storyteller emerges from her modesty hut at a poolside of nostalgic optimism
With dollops of goose fat and a glint of foolhardy eccentricity (that characterises this gusty little nation) she sets out alone on an epic adventure. Charting the Great Swim she struggles to stay on course and a frank and funny personal tale emerges.
Music by Matt Huxley
Dramaturgy by Paul Dodgson