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Wed, 09 Nov


Jersey Arts Centre

Airswimming by Charlotte Jones

“We do this polishing duty for one hour each day.The rest of the time we shuffle and look crazed. They prefer it that way.”

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Airswimming by Charlotte Jones

Time & Location

09 Nov 2022, 19:30 – 12 Nov 2022, 21:00

Jersey Arts Centre, Phillips St, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4SW, Jersey

About the Event

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 transsexual’ Dora Kitson to keep her company. Forgotten for 50 years, Persephone and Dora escape to a surreal fantasy life enlivened by Doris Day, 2000 Bolshevik women, a Moulinex hand whisk and … Airswimming.

By turns funny and desperately sad, Airswimming is a story about friendship and the power of the imagination.

poignant, intelligent and at times wickedly funny." - The New York Times

"Airswimming is a quirky, moving, funny & provocative play" – The Irish Echo

"The Structure and writing, clear and unsentimental, both trip the light fantastic - effortlessly gliding from the desperately funny to the desperately sad" - The Guardian

Ticket prices: 

Adult - £15.00

Student/Senior Citizen - £10.00

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