Presented by LR Productions Ltd

A show about outdoor swimming, community and holding each other

DATE: Thursday 15th & Friday 16th June 2023

TIME: 7.30pm

PRICE: £15/13

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“The sensation of water
flowing around my body
happily floating down a river,
watching the banks pass me by.
I like to take the same
journey as a river
it’s the lack of control
which feels so good,
it’s good to leave my
life alone for a while.”

Liz grew up in the Lake District. She spent her childhood walking in the fells, playing in the lakes and in the
river at the end of her garden. After time away living in the City, Liz returns to the hills and into a new village for a new chapter of her life. But when her new community is rocked by tragedy, Liz rediscovers outdoor swimming and how it can keep both her and her new friends afloat. Filled with humour and heart, live music and projection, SWIM is a tender tale based on a true story.
Written and performed by Liz Richardson (Gutted) and featuring live music and video projection, SWIM premiered at Theatre by the Lake in Spring 2022 ahead of a rural and UK theatre tour.

Images credit Chris Payne



The Stage ★★★★: “Rich physicality” … “Richardson’s skilled physicality and comic timing”
Northern Arts Review ★★★★ : “It was faultless. Richardson played our hearts like a musical
instrument…a consummate performanceit felt a privilege to be there”
News & Star ★★★★: “The most human of plays… a performance to inspire and touch your soul.”




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