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In My Lungs The Ocean Swells

We are seafarers. We catch fish, always have.

The ocean is the centre of all life, especially for Julie and Simon: for generations their families were sustained by the sea. But now Julie dreams of a life beyond the coast, while Simon can’t see beyond the nets. As Julie makes her way inland, the nets keep coming back empty and no one seems to care.

As social and political upheaval grip the country and climate and ecological crisis shake the world, the eye of the storm is on the Cornish Coast. Faced with a catastrophe that will change their world forever, can Julie and Simon regain control over their futures?

'In My Lungs the Ocean Swells' is a coming-of-age story about a boy, a girl and the sea amidst the decline of the British Fishing Industry churned into a thrilling poetic, musical and visual experience.

The Cavern, Vault Festival, 4-9 Feb 2020

Sound Designer - Annie May Fletcher
Designer - Grace Venning
Simon - Jack Brownridge-Kelly
Julie - Jenny Walser
Stage Manager - Joanna Nead
Lighting Designer - Joe Price
Writer - Natasha Kaeda
Producer - Maya Ellis

Image - Madison Clare
Director - Tash Hyman