Treading Water

Fri 15 June 7.45pm          Studio
 
Subtle Paws

Treading Water

by Kathryn Gardner
 
A comedy of belly laughs, broken hearts, & biscuits.
 
Sue and Carol are lifeguards. Their routine is simple and their dreams seem equally so as they spend their days keeping the morning swimmers, the day trippers, and the evening strollers safe. 
 
Day after day they sit, they wait, and they watch the world go by. But when your job is to watch, when do you actually get to live? And what are they waiting for? A sign of danger? Maybe that’s just what they need.
 
Each morning a lone figure appears on the sand. The women watch, transfixed, as the he wafts his equipment, listening for the beep. If only there were a way to get him to come over. If only there were a way to get him to say something. Anything.
 
Treading Water is a funny, heartwarming tale that combines classic end of pier comedy with Aykbourn - style dialogue. 
 
 'A wonderful play that is both funny and sensitive' Herts Gazette
 
 'Gardner has an ear for comic dialogue and a wonderful understanding of pathos' Daily Info
 
‘punctuated with such moments of physical comedy and, combined with the tip-top script. A thoroughly entertaining production’ Oxford Times 
 
Running time: 55mins 
 
Suitable ages 14+
 
Tickets: £17 (discounts: £15)

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