Sink or Swim

by Mike Kenny

Knock knock…… Who’s there?… Two aardvarks, two bats, two chickens, two dolphins, two elephants….

Sink or Swim is a modern day spin on Noah’s Ark, in which a family bicker and banter as they try to cope with the most unusual of circumstances! Giant images of animals, birds and paradise imagined are painted live on stage and slowly transform the space into a riot of colour, all accompanied by live piano music, lots of songs and audience participation!

Quicksilver Theatre has been enchanting familes nationally and internationally for over 27 years.


If you are a local resident living in Hackney, you are entitled to participate in the London Borough of Hackney FREE Tickets Offer.

FREE tickets are available for both performances on Saturday 8th October at 3pm and 7.30pm. Simply ring the Box Office on 020 7503 1646 and ask for free Hackney resident tickets and provide your full address details. Free tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.


There are performaces on:

Wednesday: 10.30 am & 1.30 pm
Thursday: 10.30 am & 1.30 pm
Friday: 10.30 am & 7.30 pm
Mike Kenny

Mike is one of the UK’s most prolific playwrights for children. Recent plays include Diary of an Action Man for Graeae, and One Dark Night, for Theatre Centre. The Independent on Sunday named him one of the UK’s Top Ten living playwrights. He is currently Writer in Residence at Birmingham Rep.STRONG>Saturday: 3.00 pm & 7.30 pm

“Sink or Swim delves beneath the symbolism of the story of Noah and his ark to explore the humanity of the lone survivors of the flood… A fine, innovative piece of theatre for children and their families”.
Time Out 

Time Out Best Children’s Shows 1994

Suitable for everyone 8+

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