There is this lake.
And in the lake, there’s a woman.
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 (Gutted, Mothers Who Make), Josie Dale-Jones (Me & My Bee & dressed) and 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
Want to learn more about Liz Richardson, Josie Dale-Jones & Sam Ward?
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