Sizzling hot concrete. Rainbow towels on half-dead grass. On a hot summer’s day, bodies of all shapes, colours and sizes journey to the public pool longing to do one thing…


Mununjali poet Ellen van Neerven is one of Australia’s finest and most awarded writers (Throat, Heat and Light). swim is their debut work for the stage.

Genderfluid protagonist E negotiates the space between the men’s and women’s change rooms. They flex in front of the cute pool attendant. As they step onto the diving blocks, the words of their Aunty come to them—and suddenly, the crystalline blue tiles give way to much deeper water.

swim is delicate and tough, honest and achingly beautiful—and it muses on everything from the sovereignty of water to gender identity and the binding strength of culture and family. Told with cheek and heart by Baad/Yawuru performer Dani Sibosado (Bran Nue Dae), Griffin Theatre Company is proud to premiere this work on Gadigal Land at Carriageworks before it travels to Yugambeh Country (Gold Coast) for an exclusive season on Country at BLEACH* Festival.

Don your goggles and get ready to hit the fast lane.

Event Access

Griffin’s 2024 productions include a Closed Captioned performance. Captions can be viewed on a dedicated screen in the theatre venue or on a personal device, and a complimentary digital copy of the play script can be sent upon request.

Griffin is also a member of the Companion Card program. To find out more, we encourage you to contact our Box Office.

Venue Access

An access ramp leading to the main entrance is located at street level at 245 Wilson Street.

Venues within the Carriageworks precinct are all level access. If you are attending for a theatre show, raked seating may be in place. To arrange accessible seating, contact Carriageworks at +61 2 8571 9100 Wed-Sun, 10am-5pm or email

Accessible parking is available at the end of Carriageworks Way. Enter via 229 Wilson Street.

Taxis and rideshare services can enter at 229 Wilson Street for level access entry.

The closest train station with wheelchair access across all platforms is Redfern Station which recently underwent upgrades to improve accessibility.

Event type

Other accessible and inclusive event

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For bookings and information on specific access and transport.

Griffin Box Office
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