Shelagh is in her thirties. She has everything she could wish for: a healthy and fit body, a long-term relationship, a job with prospects of promotion, parents close by … But she lives in a competitive world, where everyone wants more, has more, achieves more. Shelagh doesn’t own her home, she doesn’t have children, she doesn’t run the company … Trying to keep up in a world where only the fittest survive, she absorbs the neoliberalist “friendships” and takes her mother’s ambitions on herself. At the same time, she is trying to run away. She runs, she exercises, she goes to the gym every day. Her obsession to work out becomes a form of self-harming. But is she willing to give up the core of who she is so that she could have it all?
Sink or Swim is one of six original one-act plays that make up the WRiTEON Festival, a celebration of new writing across all three ADC venues: the ADC Auditorium, the Corpus Playroom, and the Larkum Studio. This unique collection spans genres, themes and styles. Dip in or complete the set for the full experience.