2022 Season: Waves

17 Mar 8:00pm

Enjoy this intimate theatrical event which tells the amazing tale of a life fully lived.

Waves follows the story of Alice, who meets Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. Alice learns how Liz taught herself how to swim by watching the aquatic life surrounding her home on Gippsland’s very own Gabo Island in the 1930s. With her incredible skill she makes it to the 1936 Berlin Olympics where she introduces the new stroke to the world and wins gold.

Waves is about having an idea and the courage to follow it through, to achieve something that is truly incredible. While the character of Elizabeth is fictional, the work is a homage to the incredible pioneering female swimmers of the early 1900s and women ‘of a certain age’ that society has largely forgotten.

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Adult Senior Concession Member Under 30 Group 10+ Child U15
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Show times
8:00pm, Thursday 17 March 2022
John Leslie Theatre 100 Foster Street Sale, 3850
Run time
1 hour, no interval
Written By
Alice Mary Cooper