When The
Long Trick’s Over

15th November 2021

I’m doing this for her because this was my sister’s dream. This isn’t my natural habitat. I wouldn’t normally choose this. But she would have. 

About The Play

Two sisters. One dream. The hardest open-water swim in the world.
This triumphant play from Olivier Award-winning Morgan Lloyd Malcolm moves forwards and backwards in time across the 21 miles between Dover and Calais as a young swimmer harnesses her mind and body to make the crossing.

With grief and joy, 90’s pop-songs and lists, oil tankers and jelly babies, love persists whatever the distance, and however perilous the journey to the other side.

Tackling what it means to grieve, both physically and mentally, how we deal with loss and how those we have lost paradoxically remain present in our lives as we struggle through our world without them.
Focusing on the untapped strength of our bodies and family connections, Morgan’s East of England debut production is very much a piece for our times and a step change for us as we produce our first full scale tour since the pandemic, and continue in our mission to produce quality new work across Suffolk and beyond.

Tour Dates

Please see the 2022 tour dates below.

The performance will also be live streamed via the New Wolsey on the 14th and 15th of February.

You can book tickets for the live stream HERE.

Friday 11th – 15th February – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich
Saturday 19th – Jubilee Hall, Aldeburgh

Wednesday 2nd March – Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds
Thursday 3rd March – Sat 5th March – Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th March Marina Theatre, Lowestoft
Thursday 10th March – The Cut, Halesworth

Listen to our When The Long Trick’s Over Inspired Playlist

Jammed packed with 90’s hits to keep you swimming.