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"Tremendous warmth and compassion in the writing"     "Popular and challenging. A strong piece of drama"

Dukes Theatre, Lancaster in partnership with Theatre By The Lake, Keswick, 2011

Photo: Darren Andrews

Quicksand is a story of forbidden love, played out on the treacherous sands of Morecambe Bay. It tells the story of Elka, a mysterious young Polish woman, who arrives in the market town of Ulverston determined on a course of action, but her plans are undermined when she falls in love. Leo is the son of a local Polish business woman, who is the landlady of the overcrowded rental property Elka is living in. Embarrassed to admit this fact, Leo tells Elka his name is Daniel. When his real identity is revealed the consequences are far greater and more devastating than anyone might have imagined.

“a thought-provoking, gripping drama”


“Zosia Wand's script is impressive…the dialogue is gripping, and moves the production on. The characterisation ... thoroughly nuanced.”


“What a drama it is! Exciting, emotional, enticing – drawing its audience into an intense, yet ultimately happy, tale of tangled lives and loves.”  “elegantly-constructed and affecting"

"The world premiere of Quicksand has swept in a classic"

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