EDINBURGH 2019 | BRISTOL OLD VIC 2019 | TOURING 2020
Whoever master form masters time. Glyn Maxwell
We are only just starting to be able to make eye contact with the male gaze, and not just call it reality.
Lucy Prebble, Twitter, 17.11.17
Nell and Oscar meet on Studland beach in Dorset. Its 1595... or maybe it’s 1610. Oscar has returned from his first term at university and Nell is doing fuck all, (anything more than that would endanger her fertility… probably). They will meet here, again and again, on this beach... for the next 400 years. Stuff will change. As it does with time. They will try to keep up.
Wild Swimming is an interrogation of gender and privilege and a wilfully ignorant history of English Literature. It’s an kaleidascopic exploration of artistic expression, cultural progress and an unsympathetic look at the plight of modern masculinity. It’s also about two mates who love each other, and hate each other, and are infuriated by each other and what happens to their friendship when you put 400 years in the way.
Nell - Alice Lamb
Oscar - Annabel Baldwin
Text - Marek Horn
Direction - Julia Head
Design - Zoe Brennan
Producers - Ruby Gilmour and Joseff Harris