Cracked Egg Productions
There’s an idyllic little fishing village, a place where the air is thick with salt and impending storms. It’s a cosy town with a long jetty, lighthouse and a ramshackle little home built just for two young lovers.
In this tiny shack there is a bathroom with an old claw-footed tub sitting solidly in the middle. A newlywed woman sits waiting for her sailor husband to return. Drawing herself a long, warm bath… she waits.
Slowly the world closes in around her as she weaves stories of why he hasn’t returned to her. Maybe he’s in the midst of a battle with a giant sea creature, or perhaps an alluring mermaid has seduced him. She plays out a series of what-ifs: toys become boats, monsters rise from the bath and a rubber duck sings songs, until finally she has had enough…
Directed by Libby Klysz, this exciting new production from the combined talents of Jessica Harlond-Kenny and St John Cowcher weaves together bawdy ballads, object theatre and a decidedly dark sense of humour to bring to life a salaciously salty story of seaside longing, loneliness and lost love.
Director: Libby Klysz // Devised by: Jessica Harlond-Kenny & St John Cowcher // Featuring: Jessica Harlond-Kenny, St John Cowcher & Alex Grose
Image credit: Libby Klysz & St John Cowcher