THE VAULTS REVIEW


Airswimming, written by Charlotte Jones, produced by Emma Playfair and Lily Newbury-Freeman brings you a strange, heart-wrenching, yet comic performance. With the use of a dirty bath, wobbly chairs and baby blue drapes, Becky-Dee Trevenen has created a minimalistic set which leads you into a 1920’s asylum. Joshua Gadbsy creates clear, complimentary transitions that really supported this non-linear production. Emma and Lily’s play left me besotted by their characters Porph and Dorph. They lead you individually into a journey of emotions whilst having blossomed a beautiful and uplifting friendship. It’s bizarre to think that if we were still living in the 1800’s how many women would be locked away for simply smoking a cigar. There surely wouldn’t be enough room for us all.