The story of Tinside Lido makes a splash in Plymouth!
PUBLISHED: 11:14 21 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:35 20 February 2013
Site-specific theatre company to stage new play exploring the lives, loves and battles surrounding Plymouth's world famous Tinside Lido.
Site-specific theatre company to stage new play exploring the lives, loves and battles surrounding Plymouths world famous Tinside Lido.
This Summer Listed Theatre will take you on a unique, watery romp through the thrills and chills of one of Britain's best loved lidos. LISTED LIDO is a play based on, and performed in, the iconic Tinside Lido in Plymouth - telling the story of Tinside Lido and the people who use it, the people who saved it, and the people who love it.
So get ready as Listed Theatre slips into swimsuits from all eras this summer, to tell you about the escapades and glories of Tinside Lido and lidos throughout Britain in their new work, LISTED LIDO.
Jessica Manley, producer of Listed Lido, said:
"In April 2009 Listed Theatre began work to develop a performance piece, exploring and celebrating the history of Broomhill Pool, a derelict lido in Ipswich, Suffolk and the current campaign to save it. Out of this work grew a research project which led us to discover the rich legacy of lidos nationwide.
This Summer we will be collecting the fascinating stories of Tinside Lido and lidos like it which remained open during the blitz, were witness to the first ever bikinis, saw generations of teenagers showing off (some in the well-known Tinside beauty pageants) and trained swimmers to cross the channel.
It is this cross section of society that Listed Lido brings to life, celebrating the newly regenerated Tinside Lido whilst documenting the battles to save other lidos under threat of closure or demolition, currently raging across the country.It is so important that we save these lido's which are valuable urban oases, fusing the ideals of democracy with inspiring architecture."
Play: Listed Lido
Company: Listed Theatre
Venue: Tinside Lido, Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3DE
Dates: 30th July 7th August 2011 (Sat - Sun, no show on Tuesday 2nd, August)
Price: 9:50, 7:50 concessions
Tickets: 01752 230440 or at www.theatreroyal.com
Director: Suzy Catliff
Designer: Alice Rigby
Producer: Jessica Manley