Fri 5 February - Sat 20 February
Swimming Home, Silvia Mercuriali’s latest Autoteatro show, brings a fully immersive theatre experience into people’s homes, transforming their bathroom into a filmic water-world.
Standing in their bathroom, wearing a swimming costume, goggles and some headphones, the audience is led through a journey of rediscovery of their relationship with water as they prepare to enter their bath (or shower).
The show mixes together instructions, binaural and underwater recordings, film extracts and interviews with swimmers to transport the audience, in and out of the pool, superimposing imagined realities onto that which they watch.
“Swimming Home plays with the liminal, with the gap between imagination and reality, and urges you to let go and float away. It pays off: when you are finally allowed to submerge and dip your head under the water, it is oddly exhilarating.” ✭✭✭✭ The Stage