"... denied the simple act of coming up for air - and yet still they swim!"


By turns funny and desperately sad, Airswimming is an uplifting story about friendship, fantasy and freedom. 

1924: Persephone Baker is planning her coming-out ball at the Dorchester when she finds herself abandoned at St Dymphna’s Hospital for the Criminally Insane with only 'unhinged, cigar-smoking, monomaniac' Dora Kitson for company.

Forgotten for 50 years, they create alter egos who exist in a surreal fantasy world enlivened by Doris Day, 2000 Bolshevik women, a Moulinex hand whisk and... Airswimming.

PLEASE NOTE: There is strong language is this production.


"Captivating, comical, inspiring and affecting ... Airswimming is an admirable piece of theatre that deserves every recommendation" BROADWAY BABY *****

"This is exquisite, exceptional acting ... Anything this tiny ensemble does now is worth a detour. Highly recommended" FRINGE REVIEW

" times it has a waiting for godot vibe. The reoccurrence of whatever will be, will be (que sera, sera) throughout the play is no coincidence. This ode to fatalism is a reminder of the choice that they don’t have, locked away for half a century." FEMALE ARTS

"Spell-binding performances" LONDONTHEATRE1



Shortlisted for the Broadway Baby Bobby Award 2016


Presented Weird Sisters Theatre Company

By Charlotte Jones

Directed by Stephanie Goodfellow

With Tanya Chainey and Alison Nicol

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