Treading Water

comedy · subtle paws · Ages 12+ · United Kingdom

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Sue and Carol are lifeguards. Their routine is simple and their dreams seems equally so as they spend their days keeping the morning swimmers, the day trippers, and the evening strollers safe. Day after day they sit, they wait, and they watch the world go by.

But when your job is to watch, when do you actually get to live?
And what are they waiting for? A sign of danger?

Maybe that’s just what they need.

Each and every morning a lone figure appears on the sand; arriving early to make sure they get the best treasure. The women watch, transfixed as the figure wafts their equipment, listening for the beep… If only there were a way to get them to come over. If only there were a way to get them to say something. Anything.

Reviews for Treading Water

“A wonderful play that is both funny and sensitive”- Herts Gazette
" Gardner has an ear for comic dialogue and a wonderful understanding of pathos” – Daily Info

 “… punctuated with such moments of physical comedy and, combined with the tip-top script, was a thoroughly entertaining production."- Oxford Times

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