Waves by Alice Mary Cooper

Waves by Alice Mary Cooper


By Alice Mary Cooper

WAVES By Alice Mary Cooper

Friday, 11 March 2022 @ 7pm

An intimate theatrical event with splashes of humour that tells the story of a life fully lived.


Waves follows the story of Alice, a hospice care worker who meets Elizabeth Moncello, the unofficial inventor of the butterfly stroke. Over many cups of tea, Alice learns how Liz, during her youth, taught herself how to swim by watching the aquatic life surrounding her small Victorian island home in the 1930s. With her incredible skill and determination, she makes it to the Berlin Olympics where she introduces the new stroke to the world and wins Gold.

A delightful tale of historical fiction, Waves is an intimate theatrical event that combines highly expressive storytelling, delicate movement and splashes of humour to tell the story of a life fully lived. 

Waves is about having an idea and the courage, drive and desire to follow it through, to swim against the tide of history and expectations, and to achieve something that is truly incredible. While the character of Elizabeth is fictional, the work is an homage to the incredible pioneering female swimmers of the early 1900s and women ‘of a certain age’ that society has largely forgotten.


Alice Mary Cooper (Creator & Performer) is an Australian, Edinburgh-based actor, theatre-maker and has been described as ‘a performer and storyteller dedicated to instilling a sense of wonder in her audience.’ (Broadway Baby).  Alice makes work for all ages and is passionate about sustainability and making work that has the environment at its heart. She holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from Melbourne University and is a graduate of L’Ecole Philippe Gaulier, Paris.  Alice’s show, Waves (‘a miniaturist gem’ The Guardian) has toured extensively including to Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, Auckland Arts Festival and New Zealand International. 


Moyhu Soldiers Memorial Hall
24 Bartley St, Moyhu Victoria 3732

Doors and Bar open at 6.15pm | Supper provided by Moyhu CWA

$25 per ticket, includes supper

Hosted by King Valley Arts Presents, Regional Arts Victoria, Creative Victoria, Australian Government RISE Fund, Moyhu Action Group & Moyhu CWA.


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