Out of Water
By Zoe Cooper

19:30, Tue 22nd – Fri 25th February 2022 at Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School
Lent Week 5

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Pregnancy, pregnant character, discussion of pregnancy and trying to get pregnant
Homophobia, mention of Section 28
Internalised homophobia
Use of homophobic slurs
Discussion of discomfort around LGBTQ+ people
Details of a homophobic attack
Issues around gender dysphoria
Transphobia, dismissal of trans issues
Forced outing
Use of stigmatised language to describe people of the traveller community
Discussions of living in care and being supported by social services
Discussions of additional educational support
Explicit language

Claire and her wife, Kit have just moved to North-East coastal town, South Shields from London to start their family life, to be closer to Kit’s family and to be near to the sea. Claire is pregnant with their first child and is starting a job at the local comprehensive school as the inclusion officer when she meets a student called Fish. Fish is a non-binary student with an obsession with wild swimming; Claire soon learns from Fish that her students can teach her just as much as she can them.

‘Out of Water’ is a tale exploring gender, wild swimming and how we define who we are. First performed at the Orange Tree Theatre in 2019.

Licensed by arrangement with The Agency, 24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park, London W11 4LZ



Production Team

Assistant Director ,
Associate Director –
Movement Director –
Welfare Representative –
Dialect Coach –
Publicity Designer
Costume Designer
Assistant Costume Designer
Musical Director
Video Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Technician –
Set designer
Stage manager