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February 29 - March 1
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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)


Have you booked tickets online?

Tickets will be available to collect from Chelmsford City Theatres Box Office until Friday 28th February 12 noon. After then, tickets will be available from Riverside.

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