A Bristol Old Vic production

by Natalie McGrath
Directed by Emily Watson-Howes


In a down-at-heel, windswept seaside town...

Ocean is swishing his hips, donning his kohl and playing both ends against the middle.

Pearl is playing the fruities, necking little green pills and dreaming of the next train out of town.

Falcon is donning her uniform, falling for the wrong girl and taking risks that shake her carefully protected life into a thousand tiny pieces.

And then there's the dead man on the beach...

is a haunting, taut, mesmeric and implosive play about furious love, dangerous games and lives lived at the end of the pier.

Coasting has been developed through Bristol Ferment.

"There is no mistaking the distinctive timbre of McGrath's voice and a real ability to capture the dead-fly desolation and bruised end-of-season melancholy of a place where survival requires the growth of a disguising skin" The Guardian

"McGrath is a playwright of promise" The Times

"An atmospheric and taut drama about love, loyalty, and the desire for something greater... Coasting is well worth your time" Bristol Evening Post 8/10


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