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By Alison Spittle

⭐⭐⭐⭐ "A tender, darkly funny exploration of unlikely female friendships… ducks yawn-inducing clichés and locates humour in the deepest and murkiest of places.”The Stage

⭐⭐⭐⭐ 'Director Madelaine Moore keeps the energy flowing and turns the repetitive process of dressing and undressing into something more profound.' - Morning Star Online

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Absolute must-see Christmas comedy with a twist. This show is something special.” A Youngish Perspective

⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Refreshingly original.”The Reviews Hub

'"...the staging by director Madelaine Moore is inventive, especially the amusing use of office swivel chairs to have the women glide around the space as if swimming" - Chortle

“A beautiful, penetrating, humorous look at friendship, loneliness and humanity from a freezing lake.”

⭐⭐⭐ "There’s swimming as represented by three actors gliding on swivel chairs, a surprisingly effective device performed with a winning twinkle" - The Guardian

Lake Foxleighmere is tranquil, especially at Christmas. Lucy thinks it’s the perfect place for a good scream. Jools thinks it’s the perfect place to escape her family, just for an hour. Dawn thinks it’s the perfect place to become invisible.  

All three have created an unofficial tradition of swimming at the same place on the same day. A place they can be away from responsibilities, from life’s disappointments and from the people they love. 

Full of the warmth, wit and heartbreak of Christmas, Glacier is a festive comedy for adults about wild swimming, female friendship, and what happens when you throw your wedding ring into a lake. 

 Cast & Creative Team

Dawn - Debra Baker

Lucy - Emma Lau

Jools - Sophie Steer

Writer - Alison Spittle

Director - Madelaine Moore

Set & Costume Design - Cory Shipp

Lighting Design - Martha Godfrey

Sound Design - Robin Colyer

Movement Direction - Mark Conway

Production Manager - Rachel Luff

Stage Manager - Hannah Gallardo Parsons

Tech - Eloise Sheffield

Produced by Old Fire Station & Charlotte Holder

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