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Hannah Petch and Theatre503 Presents

Water Baby

Written by Hannah Petch
Directed by Caron Kehoe
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Feeling lost and disjointed, Leah heads home to the coast. The sea has always been her safe space, but she soon finds that even the tides have turned against her.

Leah is in her mid 20s, she’s fresh out of a toxic relationship and is feeling overwhelmed by life in the big city. She has returned home and moved back in with her mother. She’s finding herself spending more and more time in the water, seeking sanctuary in the sea, but she soon finds that even the tides have started to turn against her. We follow her on her journey of self-discovery and realisation as she battles the ever-changing elements of love and loss in a world that seems to be eroding before her own eyes.

Hannah Petch is a writer, dramaturg and producer from London. She is a cold-water swimmer and is passionate about ecology and climate justice. As well as writing her own work for the stage, she also works as a script reader and dramaturg for Omnibus Theatre as well as freelancing. Caron Kehoe is a director, writer, and performer. She is a co-founder of Yellow Coat Theatre Company – a cross-generational, female-led collective. Originally from Liverpool, Caron is now based in SE London and continues to create work that focuses on celebrating women’s experiences through innovative and energetic theatre.

Caron has worked as a director in many theatres across London including, The Churchill Theatre, The Pleasance, Theatre 503, Bread and Roses, and The Drayton Arms.

Running time: 60 minutes (no interval)

Age guidance: 15+

Content information: This show contains themes that some audience members may find distressing. If this sounds like it could apply to you, you can view content information here.

Hannah Petch

Hannah is a writer, dramaturg and producer from South London. She has previously presented work at The Space Theatre, Omnibus Theatre, Soho Theatre and at Theatre503. As well as writing her own work, Hannah works as a freelance dramaturg and producer as well as working in the literary department at Omnibus Theatre. She is a keen cold-water swimmer and is interested in staging work that explores the natural world and the impacts of climate change.


Artistic Team
Hannah Petch
Caron Kehoe
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