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Illustration by Bethany Cynthia Knowles-Thompson.

Sink or Swim

Mike Kenny, playwright


34 pgs., 2 female, 2 male

Originally produced at Quicksilver Theatre Company, UK, in 1994
Run Time: 90 minutes

Audience Recommendation: 8+

Age Recommendation: 8+

In this witty modern spin on the story of Noah’s Ark, a family bicker and banter as they try to cope with life on their boat. Along with their mute daughter who remembers those left behind and a huge assortment of animals they ponder life before and after the unending rain; will people live in harmony? Will there be an end to cruelty? Will lions be vegetarian? Giant images of animals, birds and paradise are painted live throughout the show and fill the stage with a riot of color.

“Sink or Swim delves beneath the symbolism of the story of Noah and his ark to explore the humanity of the lone survivors of the flood… A fine, innovative piece of theatre for children and their families”. -Time Out UK

“Mike Kenny’s play presents an ingenious metaphor for today.” -The Stage UK

*Time Out ‘Best Children’s Show’ 1994*

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