Theatre The Sherling Studio


Set against the backdrop of a notorious maritime climate, 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 1926 she struggles to stay on course and a frank and funny personal tale emerges.


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