Airswimming (by Charlotte Jones)

The Bread & Roses Theatre

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20:00 - 21:15
£10 - £13

" ... denied the simple act of coming up for air - and yet still they swim!" (Charlotte Jones)

1924: Persephone Baker is planning her coming-out ball at the Dorchester when she finds herself abandoned at St Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane with only 'unhinged, cigar-smoking, monomaniac transsexual' Dora Kitson to keep her company. Forgotten for 50 years, Persephone and Dora escape to a surreal fantasy life enlivened by Doris Day, 2000 Bolshevik women, a Moulinex hand whisk and ... Airswimming.

By turns funny and desperately sad, Airswimming is a story about friendship and the power of the imagination.

"Captivating, comical, inspiring and affecting ... Airswimming is an admirable piece of theatre that deserves every recommendation."


"This is exquisite, exceptional acting ... Weird Sisters’ Fewer Emergencies last year dazzled; Airswimming does so in depth and tenderness, reinforcing their gift for probing extremes with uncompromising texts. Anything this tiny ensemble does now is worth a detour."

FRINGE REVIEW "Highly Recommended"

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The Bread & Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Street, London, SW4 6DZ

Nearest station:
Clapham North (Tube)


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12. This production contains a few mild swear words.


The Bread & Roses Theatre

An innovative and award-winning fringe pub theatre in Clapham.

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Mesmerising performances and adept staging make for a compelling production worthy of the West End. A scandalously sad story told through deft and deeply-affecting comedy that's a testament to the exceptional talent of the actors and their director. Nic visited The Bread & Roses Theatre on 19 Jun 2016
02 Jul 2016 by Nic

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