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Saturday 7 May 2016 @ 7:30 pm

The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin                             

Saturday 7 May 2016


Alice Mary Cooper 


A beguiling performance for ages eight and up.

Waves tells the story of the unofficial history of the invention of the Butterfly stroke. It is a beautifully told solo theatre work written and performed by Alice Mary Cooper. Combining new writing, highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and humour, Waves is the amazing tale of Elizabeth Moncello and how, growing up on Gabo Island (Australia) in the 1930’s, she employed sea creatures to teach her how to swim. With the help of fish, penguins and amphibian friends, Liz, the daughter of immigrants, developed ‘the Dolphin,’ known to the world as the Butterfly.

A hit with all ages, Waves was part of the 2015 Imaginate Children’s Festival and has been programmed to perform as part of the upcoming Luminate Festival of Creative Ageing. It will tour to festivals in New Zealand in 2016.

What the critics have said about Waves:

fifty glorious minutes…imperceptibly crafted, cleverly told tale with its feel-good twists.
Thom Dibdin, All In Edinburgh Theatre, Four stars

Cooper gives a wonderful performance as herself and Elizabeth. She has the strong, streamlined body of a swimmer and the expressive face and voice of a born storyteller.
David Zambetti, The West Australian, Four Stars

the standing ovation at the end was our inadequate thanks for the smiles on every face as we left the theatre’. Allan Chapple, Sydney Arts Guide



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The Drouthy Cobbler, Elgin



Saturday 7 May 2016
7:30 pm

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