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Waves (Alice Mary Cooper in association with Independent Arts Projects)

By | Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

‘Waves’ tells the story of Elizabeth Moncello, who grew up on a tiny island off the coast of Australia in the 1930s. Focusing mostly on her childhood, the show tells how she learned to swim by observing fish, dolphins and penguins, and how her unusual swimming style ultimately led to an Olympic medal. Alice Mary Cooper is an engaging, energetic performer with a delightfully expressive face, while the staging is clever and precise, making full use of the space. There are some admittedly dark, tragic moments, and the pace may be a little sedate for younger audience members, but this is a charming show about an overlooked woman with a fascinating story.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, until 15 Aug.
tw rating 3/5