Swive


The power of kings is never predicated on their appearance. In Swive, Hickson shines candlelight on the savage pressure that women are under to sell themselves on their least interesting quality.
Swive at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

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Overview


Genre: Drama
Venue: Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
Starts: Friday 6 December 2019
Closes: Saturday 15 February 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Elizabeth was a political mastermind and monarchic force who reigned supreme for 45 years, and yet she still felt that her power ultimately resided in her beauty.


Swive, a new play by award-winning writer Ella Hickson (The Writer, Almeida; ANNA, National Theatre) and directed by Natalie Abrahami (ANNA, National Theatre; Machinal, Almeida), interrogates the power of aesthetics in gaining and maintaining control in a patriarchy.


The power of kings is never predicated on their appearance.


In Swive, Hickson shines candlelight on the savage pressure that women are under to sell themselves on their least interesting quality.


If beauty is the key to survival, how do you hold on to what time will take away?


Synopsis


(archaic, transitive) To copulate with (a woman).


(archaic, transitive, dialectal ) To cut a crop in a sweeping

or rambling manner, hence to reap; cut for harvest.


Sex as power in the reign of Elizabeth I.


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Dates


Previews from:Friday 6 December 2019

Press night:Thursday 12 December 2019

Closes:Saturday 15 February 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Tickets


Standard:

Seated: from £20


Fixed Position Standing: £10


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Access information


Relaxed Performances

Saturday 8th February 2:00 PM


Audio Described Performances

Saturday 18th January 2:00 PM


Captioned Performances

Thursday 9th January 7:30 PM


Creatives


Author: Ella Hickson
Director: Natalie Abrahami

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