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Helen Paris & Caroline Wright: Out of Water

Helen Paris

Out of Water. Photo by Tony Millings.

Tickets £7/£5 (concs & under 25s)
Box office 01603 630000 (Theatre Royal Norwich)

The singers are out of breath
The swimmers are out of their depth

At Holkham Beach in Norfolk the sea glistens mirage-like in the distance. In the early morning light a group of singers and swimmers strike out towards the water’s edge until they span the wide expanse of beach. They each look towards the sea, eyes intent, focused on the horizon, searching for something. Is somebody lost at sea?

Created by Helen Paris and Caroline Wright, Out of Water features a newly commissioned sound-score by acclaimed composer Jocelyn Pook. Stories of endeavor, of swimming, of sinking, of living interweave with haunting music, lifeguard drills, calls for help and struggles for breath.

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Out of Water is a Live Art Collective East project for the London 2012 Festival supported by Arts Council England, PRS For Music Foundation’s Women Make Music Scheme and Norfolk County Council.

Date and time

25–27 August 2012

Please note
This is now a past event.


Holkham Beach
NR23 1AB