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Airswimming – Rondo Theatre, Bath

Writer: Charlotte Jones Directors: Andy Cork and Emma Firman Reviewer: Claire Hayes  Here’s a shocking premise for a play; that women who don’t conform to convention should be shut away in an institution and left to decay. And yet, in early 20th Century Britain, this was too often their fate; from unmarried mothers to those who simply didn’t fit in, ...

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Airswimming – The Vaults, London

Writer: Charlotte Jones Director: Anthony Skuse Reviewer: Karl O'Doherty There’s a rotten history in the British Isles of squaring away the shameful family secrets. The moral imbeciles, the inverts, the unmarried mothers. In Ireland they had the catholic institutions doing the dirty work, hiding unmarried mothers and their children from right-thinking society for the vast majority of the 20th Century. ...

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BRIGHTON FRINGE: Airswimming – Sweet Waterfront

Weird Sisters

Writer: Charlotte Jones Director: Stephanie Goodfellow Reviewer: Ruby Isla Cera Marle Airswimming is the tale of two best friends Dora and Persephone who refer to each other affectionally as Dorph and Porph who find themselves in St. Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane. Spanning over fifty years, the pair meet to undertake their daily duty of polishing the stairs and ...

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BRIGHTON BITES: Weird Sisters – Airswimming

Weird Sisters

Our Brighton Bites series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at England’s largest arts festival. Weird Sisters tell us about their show, Airswimming, performing at Sweet Waterfront.   How would you describe your show in one sentence? By turns funny and desperately sad, Airswimming is an uplifting tale of friendship, survival and the power of the ...

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