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Dreaming and Drowning

By Kwame Owusu

Year staged: 2023

Opening night: 29/11/2023

Theatre Company: WoLab

Staged in: The Bush Theatre

Cast Size: 1


Malachi’s been looking forward to a fresh start at uni for months. He’s settling in, he’s got a stack of books to read and he’s met someone new – Kojo, a musician with a megawatt smile, who’s basically perfect. But something doesn’t feel right. He keeps having the same nightmare – sinking, crushed by the weight of the ocean – and it’s getting worse… A beast grows in the water, hungry, relentless, hunting him but always just out of sight. As the boundaries between nightmare and reality fracture, Malachi must fight harder than ever to stay afloat.

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Dreaming and Drowning

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

Year published: 2024

Original Cast

Tienne Simon


Production Team

Ingrid Mackinnon

Movement Director

Kwame Owusu




Joshua Gadsby

Lighting Designer

Holly Khan

Sound Designer

Alistair Wilkinson

Producer / Casting

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