Venue, Timing and Cost
Lake Foxleighmere is tranquil, especially at Christmas. Lucy thinks it’s the perfect place for a good scream. Jools thinks it’s the perfect place to escape her family, just for an hour. Dawn thinks it’s the perfect place to become invisible.
All three have created an unofficial tradition of swimming at the same place on the same day. A place they can be away from responsibilities, from life’s disappointments and from the people they love.
Full of the warmth, wit and heartbreak of Christmas, Glacier is a festive comedy for adults about wild swimming, female friendship, and what happens when you throw your wedding ring into a lake.
Writer Alison Spittle is an award-winning writer and comedian who can regularly be heard on The Guilty Feminist and BBC Radio 4’s Wheel Of Misfortune. Glacier is her second play. “Every line and facial expression in Alison Spittle’s gorgeous existential little comedy is hilarious.” ★★★★★ The Sunday Times on her first play Starlet.
Director Madelaine Moore (Santi & Naz, Ladykiller, Algorithms) is founder and Artistic Director of The Thelmas, and was part of the Old Vic 12. “Director Madelaine Moore’s staging is spot-on.” ★★★★ The Scotsman
Praise for previous Old Fire Station Christmas shows:
★★★★★ “A Christmas cracker…warm and funny…Excellent stuff.” – The Times – TOP TEN CHRISTMAS SHOWS 2018
★★★★★ “The Last Noël is everything a seasonal show should be: effervescent, joyous, and touching.” – BroadwayWorld (2019)
★★★★ “Riveting…as bewitching as it is unsettling.” – The Stage (2022)
★★★★ “A grownup Christmas show that will defrost even the most cynical of hearts.” – The Stage (2017)