HighTide and New Wolsey Theatre present

When the Long Trick’s Over

Thursday 10th March 2022 - 8:00 pm

by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm

I’m doing this for her because this was my sister’s dream. This isn’t my natural habitat. I wouldn’t normally choose this. But she would have.

Two sisters. One dream. The hardest open-water swim in the world.

This triumphant play from Olivier Award-winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm moves forwards and backwards in time across the 21 miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the Channel crossing.

Mixing grief and joy, 90’s pop-songs, oil tankers and jelly babies, this HighTide world premiere shows that love persists whatever the distance, and however perilous the journey to the other side.

Created by an all-female, multi-award-winning creative team and cast and led by trailblazing director Chinonyerem Odimba, the swimmer's story is told through vivid projections and daring aerial work choreographed by Upswing's Artistic Director Vicki Amedume. It is an entertaining and heartfelt examination of what it means to carry on even if it means swimming against the tide.


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