Out of Water
A NEW PLAY BY ZOE COOPER
27 April 2019 — 1 June 2019
And we are watching the huge grey waves crashing and this is the moment when I say I have to tell you something
Claire and her wife Kit have moved from the confines of London to the wide open coasts of South Shields.
To be nearer family, to be nearer the sea, to put down roots. To have a baby.
Claire’s new job at the local school is a step up, and she wants to make a real difference, but she soon discovers that she has as much to learn from her students as they have from her.
My name is Fish. The pronoun that I go by is they.
A tender new play about gender, wild swimming, and how we define who we are.
Zoe Cooper is the writer of the critically acclaimed Jess and Joe Forever, a hit at the Orange Tree and the Traverse Theatre. It is directed by Guy Jones, following his highly praised production of Joe White’s Mayfly at the OT.
★★★★ “a small play with a big heart, a romantic comedy that’s genuinely funny but also unexpectedly powerful” Evening Standard on Jess and Joe Forever
“Guy Jones directs with subtle theatrical flourishes – small but significant human touches – pull together and create something big” Exeunt on Mayfly
In association with the Royal Shakespeare Company
Photo (Gemita Samarra) by Hamish Brown