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February 29 - March 1
  • Performance

Wet Sounds

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Riverside, Riverside Leisure Centre, Victoria Road
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1FG United Kingdom
£10 concessions (27 years and under)

Box Office:

Chelmsford City Theatres
01245 606 505

Get ready for a truly unique experience.

The Drowned World is a collaboration between Wet Sounds and local sound artists, who will be transforming Riverside swimming pool with soundscapes both above the surface and underwater, to produce an immersive audio-visual performance which promises to be bizarre, magical and astonishing.

The event is inspired by the novel The Drowned World by JG Ballard, which is set in a post-apocalyptic future where due to climate change the city of London has been submerged underwater and the sparsely inhabited world above has turned into a thriving tropical environment.

Joel Cahen of Wet Sounds will be joined by Chris Adam and Andrew Wright of the Resonance arts collective in Chelmsford and Colchester-based sound-artist Frazer Merrick. Visuals by SDNA and lighting by Joe Lucas.

Swimsuits a must, goggles recommended. Only people confident in water can enter the water. Flotation aids will be made available.


***** Winner of the Adelaide Fringe Award 2018 for Interactive Performance

***** “…It’s astonishingly immediate, inescapable and faintly perplexing” – The Guardian


How to book tickets: 

Online via Chelmsford City Theatres website:

Telephone Chelmsford City Theatres Box Office: 01245 606505
Open 10am to 6pm Mon to Sat

In Person:
Chelmsford City Theatres
Fairfield Road
Open 10am to 6pm Mon to Sat (when there is no performance on a Saturday, the box office closes at 2pm)


Resonance Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ResonanceHQ11
Resonance Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/resonancehq/
Frazer Merrick: http://www.frazermerrick.com/

Find out more about Wet Sounds:
Facebook: /WetSoundsLDN
Instagram: @WetSoundsLDN


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Riverside Leisure Centre, Victoria Road
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1FG United Kingdom
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01245 615050