Please note that due to the Covid-19 outbreak, this show is being rescheduled for 2021.


This award-nominated play from Michèle Winstanley traces three different women’s experiences of motherhood.

Olive misses her absent son. Philippa wonders what to do with her empty nest. Linda just wants what her neighbours have.

Weaving three lives together with threads of love and courage, Broken Water shines a light on the untold experiences and the irrepressible resilience of women.

Developed at Arcola as part of the 2014 Playwrought Festival, the play was shortlisted for the 2013 Verity Bargate Award. Now it premieres in a powerful new production from director Emma Faulkner.

"A moving, powerful play that stayed with me." Kathy Burke


Arcola Theatre

24 Aswin Street London E8 3DL

22nd April - 23rd May 2020

Tickets: £12-£25

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