Swallow poster - Nantwich Players Studio

Nantwich Players award-winning Studio launches its second season in November.

Opening the new season is ‘Swallow’ by Stef Smith from November 1-3.

A striking piece of theatre about three strangers who are about to face their demons head on.

Balanced precariously on the tipping point, they might just be able to save each other if they can only overcome their urge to self-destruct.

The play’s action takes place in the subjective worlds of its three female characters.

Anna hasn’t left home for months; she has stopped eating and is smashing her flat up bit by bit.

Rebecca is so furious that her ex-partner has found a new love that she turns that anger on herself.

Sam is taking his first steps towards becoming the man he feels himself to be; in doing so, exposes himself not only to abuse but to the chance of genuine warmth and affection.

Stef Smith said: “The first draft of the play was written quickly and intensely, it just poured out onto the page.

“It was a play born of my absolute anger and anxiety, that the world wasn’t the place I felt it could be… I’ve never doubted that we all wrestle with the chaos of deep, dark, hard things.

“We behave badly, drink too much, sleep too little, punch walls or pull our bodies apart.

“Rarely are we given the healthy tools that enable us to deal with chaos.

“And yet, and yet, deal with it we do – we still get up the next day. And that’s one of the main things that Swallow looks at – the chaotic ways in which we continue.”

Swallow is presented by the NP Studio team and performances will be at 7.45pm on November 1-3.

Tickets priced at £7 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or online at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from today (October 8).

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