Theatre show SWIM opens
Liz Richardson Productions Ltd co-produced by Theatre by the Lake in association with impPOSSIBLE Producing Ltd
Written by and starring Liz Richardson
Thu 31 March – Sat 16 April
Press night: Sat 2 April at 7:30pm at Theatre by the Lake, Keswick
Deviser & Director: Andy Routledge; Original Music: Carmel Smickersgill; Designer: Hannah Sibai
A show about wild swimming and the healing power of nature is set to open at Theatre by the Lake on 31 March, running until 16 April before embarking on a national rural and coastal tour to some unique and unusual venues.
A development of a previous incarnation of the show which opened at HOME in Manchester and transferred to Edinburgh Festival, the piece is written and performed by Liz Richardson.
Richardson said: “Back when I first had the idea in 2017, open water swimming was really starting to pick up and pop up as a more talked about thing around the UK. I was noticing so many people were taking to the water to help process things they were going through in their lives, I wanted to know more but I also wanted to dig more specifically into why and what people were getting from swimming outdoors The first version of SWIM had a cast of three of us and a musician. This time it’s just me and the musician on stage. The play is more of a storytelling piece from my perspective rather than an exploratory expression of swimming.”
Featuring a live musician on stage (Carmel Smickersgill – nominee for Apple Music’s Rising Star Ivor Novello Award), the show has humour, heart, music and projection and is based on a true story.
SWIM is a TBTL co-production with Liz Richardson Productions Ltd in association with imPOSSIBLE Producing Ltd.