The 18th century bedlam houses are full and so the ‘ships of fools’ are born. En-route to America our hapless victims find themselves running for the lifeboats when they come under attack and their ship – The Sea Venture – is sunk.
As the icy dawn breaks and with only a single oar they find themselves alone, and going around in circles. Our brave souls battle the elements, each other and a leaking lifeboat. Based in fact and with a heavy dose of fiction ‘Sink or Swim’ is an insanely comic tale of tales and three men’s maddening struggle’s at sea.
‘Sink or Swim’ will celebrate Spike Theatre’s 15th anniversary year of creating and touring original theatre and will reunite the creative team behind the award winning and critically acclaimed ‘The Games’.
Devised by the company with direction from Mark Smith (Spike Theatre – The Games) and Toby Park (Spymonkey – Moby Dick, Oedipussy) and scripted by Bob Farquhar (Dead Heavy Fantastic, God’s Official), Designed by Kevin Pollard (New York Metropolitan Opera, English National Opera).
“Spike produces an original style of ‘Total’ theatre”
“The trio of performers give their all to the audience while ruthlessly refusing to compromise on the humour – a simple and winning formula…”
The Stage on The Games
Look out for the Pre-Theatre meal in the Grainstore choose 3 tapas style dishes for only £9.95.
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