Liz Richardson in association with HOME & Echo presents


World Premiere

There is this lake.
And in the lake, there’s a woman.
She’s swimming.
She finds the pain is less, to remember him in the water.

Liz took Sam & Josie swimming.
She said they’d feel amazing
It was cold.
It was really cold.

SWIM is a brand new show from theatre makers Liz Richardson (GuttedMothers Who Make), Josie Dale-Jones (Me & My Bee & dressedand Sam Ward (Five Encounters on Site Called Craigslist and [insert slogan here]).

With live music, videography and playful, intimate storytelling, SWIM is about isolation, being held and just jumping in.

★★★★ “A sensitive portrait of overwhelming grief, but also of love and friendship’s ability to hold a person up in the deepest waters… The live music interludes create gorgeous moments of suspended emotion.” – The List

“Tender, whimsical… Delicately presented.” – Independent

“Episodic and affecting.” – The Stage

★★★★ “An elegantly gliding vessel of theatrical documentary-making… A very personal and intimate foray into the driving factors behind someone else’s passion… A hobby that most people would probably shy away from gets put across as an irresistibly alluring prospect that has to be tried and experienced.” – The Greater Manchester Reviewer

“Takes a moving and tender look at the grieving process… The day after I saw this show I too lost someone very dear to me. I’m still floundering in and out of the water but I won’t drown. Shows like SWIM are so important, we never know when we might need to revisit them and find solace.” – Live Art Alive

SWIM is supported by Cruse Bereavement Trust
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Want to learn more about Liz Richardson, Josie Dale-Jones & Sam Ward?

  • Running time: 1 hour (approx.)
  • Recommended age 14+
  •  This show explores loss and bereavement
  • £12.50 full / £5-£10.50 conc.
  • Previews Tue 9 & Wed 10 Jul £10
  • BSL Interpreted performance provided by Siobhan Rocks, Alexander Communications, on Fri 12 Jul, 19:45
  • Audio Described Touch Tour provided by Mind’s Eye Description on Sat 13 Jul, 13:45
  • Audio Described performance provided by Mind’s Eye Description on Sat 13 Jul, 14:45
  • Caption Subtitled performance provided by John Reevell on Thu 11 Jul, 19:45