Pop songs and swimming help tackle grief in new play coming to Suffolk


Shenagh Govan and Stacey Ghent play mother and daughter in this two hander performance - Credit: The Other Richard

An all-female creative team is bringing When The Long Trick’s Over, which confronts grief and loss, to theatres across Suffolk this February.

The play moves backwards and forwards in time across the 21 miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the Channel crossing.

When The Long Trick’s OverPublicity Shoot5th January 2022©The Other Richard

This lyrical and funny play is about how family, your favourite pop songs, and the physical act of swimming, can all help overcome grief as we all continue to recover from the pandemic. - Credit: The Other Richard

With grief and joy, 90’s pop-songs and lists, When The Long Trick’s Over encapsulates the fact that love persists whatever the distance.

Writer Morgan Lloyd Malcolm said: “I am so excited about touring my play around the East of England.

"I can’t wait to take audiences on this journey through the waves of the English Channel.  It’s going to be magical.”

The tour kicks off with four dates, February 11 to 15, at The New Wolsey theatre before touring to Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh, Oxford Playhouse, Norwich Arts Centre, The Corn Hall, Diss, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, Marina Theatre, Lowestoft and The Cut, Halesworth.

For more visit: hightide.org.uk/event/when-the-long-tricks-over.