About Backstroke

Donmar Warehouse, London
14 February 2025 - 12 April 2025
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See the world premiere of Backstroke at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing) play mother and daughter in this kaleidoscopic and compassionate new play, written and directed by Anna Mackmin.

Backstroke runs from 14 February to 12 April 2025 at the Donmar Warehouse London.

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Show Information

Performance dates
14 February 2025 - 12 April 2025


What's the story of Backstroke?

“Just let go. Let your body float. You’ll still be here but it’ll feel like flying in a dream.”

Bo is busy – balancing the pressures of work and the needs of her struggling daughter. When her mother, the irrepressible force-of-nature Beth, is admitted to hospital following a stroke, the practical realities of the present collide with the complexities of their past.

Who is in the cast of Backstroke?

Celia Imrie as Beth and Tamsin Greig as Bo.

Who are the creative team of Backstroke?

Written and directed by Anna Mackmin, Design by Lez Brotherston, Lighting design by Paule Constable and Casting Director Anna Cooper CDG.

Venue Information

Donmar Warehouse, 41 Earlham Street, London, WC2H 9LX
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square, Covent Garden
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 24, 29, 38, 176, N5, N19, N20, N29, N38, N41, N279

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