AWARD-winning theatre company Spike Theatre will take audiences on a theatrical voyage using comedy, music and song in its new production Sink or Swim.
Premiering in the Liverpool Playhouse Studio next month before a national tour, the play will be scripted by Robert Farquhar while Spymonkey’s Toby Park will co-direct and compose music for the piece.
It will be directed by Spike’s artistic director Mark Smith,
Taking inspiration from tales of the 18th century “bedlam ships”, Sink or Swim is a comic tale of three men’s maddening struggles at sea.
En-route to America the hapless victims find themselves running for the lifeboats when they come under attack and their ship is sunk. As the icy dawn breaks, and with only a single oar, they find themselves alone and going around in circles.
The company will tour to venues in the North West and South East of England on the show’s maiden voyage with support from new venue partners Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse and The Lowry.
SINK or Swim is at the Liverpool Playhouse Studio from February 18-23.