rain. shit, piss and tampons pour into a river in rural scotland.
rain. a basement in london floods, revealing a sodden box of secrets.
rain. nell finds a dripping love letter to her dead mum, and decides to visit the woman who wrote it.
when nell was seven, her mum ran off with a lesbian. now twenty-nine, nell travels to the waterlogged scottish lowlands to meet brigid, her dead mum’s ex-lover. nell wants answers, but instead finds herself drawn into brigid’s damp embodied world…
very wet is a new play about desire and waste, our bodies and the planet. it was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize 2022.
Mary Higgins (they/she)
Mary is an actor and writer based in London. They are co-founder of Hotter Project with writing/performing partner Ell Potter. Writer/performer credits include: HOTTER (Soho Theatre), FITTER (Soho Theatre), Lem N Ginge (Written on the Waves) and the podcast Life of Bi: a slippery history of bisexuality (EKP/Arts Council England). very wet is their debut play as a solo playwright.
Sammy J Glover (they/them)
Sammy is a theatre maker specialising in queer and experimental work at the intersection of storytelling and community-rooted experiences. They are Mentor Director for Connections, National Theatre (2022), Targeted Work Associate Director at the Lyric Hammersmith (2021), Lead Facilitator at Synergy Theatre Project in London, and former Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre (2020) and Associate Director at The Big House Theatre (2018). They are currently researching with an Arts Council DYCP Grant to develop an Industry wide Intersectional and Accessible Theatre Practice guide for directors and buildings.
Grace Dickson (she/her)
Grace is a Newcastle born producer, whose credits include Project Dictator (New Diorama Theatre), Move Fast and Break Things (Summerhall), Belly Up (Turbine Theatre), Flushed (Park Theatre), Chatham House Rules (Pleasance), and Different Owners at Sunrise (Roundhouse). She is Company Producer for Grace Dickson Productions, Lagahoo Productions (SPLINTERED, BOGEYMAN) and These Girls (Bible John), and Accounts Assistant & Bookkeeper for Runaway Entertainment. She is also working as Associate Producer for multiple socially engaged organisations including REcreate Agency, Rhum + Clay and Freight Theatre. Grace was previously Assistant Producer to Ellie Claughton with whom she worked for Breach, LUNG and Barrel Organ, General Manager of Rhum + Clay, and Production Coordinator at LIVE General Management.
Cast & Creative Team Writer: MARY HIGGINS
Director: SAMMY J GLOVER
Producer: GRACE DICKSON