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Airswimming

Airswimming

by: Charlotte Jones

by: Charlotte Jones

Overview

Set in 1920’s England, Airswimming is based on the true story of two women (Miss Kitson and Miss Baker), who have been incarcerated in a hospital for the “criminally insane” for having borne illegitimate children. Forgotten by their families and not released until the 1970’s, Dora and Persephone adopt alter-egos, Dorph and Porph, to enact their fantasies and survive the silence of incarceration. By turns very funny and moving, Airswimming reminds us of the forgotten women of these generations in both Britain and Ireland.

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Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: All Female
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Charlotte Jones

Charlotte Jones is a highly successful British playwright whose six stage plays have been performed at the National Theatre, the Donmar, the Almeida, in the West End and all over the world. She has also written extensively for TV, radio and film.

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