It is one of the greatest of institutions and something that arguably the rest of the world wished it had, it has suffered terribly by lack of faith, investment and the vultures of capitalism who decry its very existence as socialist and meaningless unless it makes someone a pile of money, it’s aim is to teach, to aid the afflicted and ease the pressure on modern life; theatre is like the N.H.S. that other great British invention, it works so well because those who use it, care.
Cast: Paul Duckworth, Graham Geoffrey Hicks, Shaun Mason.
Sink or Swim, a play conceived from falling in love with a postcard and with the care and attention that productions deserve, has grown up to be one of the funniest, enjoyable and thought provoking plays likely to be seen this year.
The Studio upstairs at The Playhouse Theatre added the claustrophobic weight needed to give the three actors, the sublime Paul Duckworth, the charming Graham Geoffrey Hicks and the impressive Shaun Mason, the lack of room on stage to make Sink Or Swim a production that sees into men’s souls and how they deal with the most extreme part of survival.
Award-winning theatre company Spike Theatre will stage the world première tour of new production Sink or Swim this spring promising to take audiences on a theatrical voyage using comedy, music and song. Directed by Spike’s Artistic Director Mark Smith, the devised play will be scripted by Robert Farquhar while Spymonkey’s Toby Park will co-direct and compose music for the piece.
Taking inspiration from tales of the 18th century ‘bedlam ships’ the company will tour to venues in both the North West and South East of England on the show’s maiden voyage with support from new venue partners LiverpoolEveryman and Playhouse and The Lowry.