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

5 Jan 2019



Unreserved seating

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