Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s new play is a story of sisters, pain and the gruelling long-distance swim to cross the Channel
Grief, says playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, is an endurance test. “It feels impossible sometimes, but when you come through certain chunks of it, you feel really proud that you’re still standing.”
Her new play, When the Long Trick’s Over, investigates various forms of endurance, and follows a swimmer from one side of the Channel to the other. Using the dual lens of grief and sport, she wanted to write her way towards understanding “what a human body is capable of”.