By Jordon Grant

Part of 37 Plays, a national playwriting project to create a series of 37 brand new plays that reflect the world we live in today.


Joe and Ciaran, two boys from a care home, are alone on the beach one night. Joe, who has been groomed and rejected by a local fisherman, thinks he can hear the sea talking to him. Wading out, Joe goes in and out of the water changing form and becomes many things: a whale, a mermaid, a dead child, all the time hoping he will become the thing the fisherman wants whilst his friend Ciaran stays on dry land and grows old.

Playwright age category: 18+


Juliet Gilkes Romero, Playwright

"As it took me into this journey of this inner child, it comes in waves, it almost reduced me to tears; the metaphorical language of this play is really beautifully written and powerfully affecting."

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About the playwright

Jordon Grant is a North-Eastern writer from Billingham. He studied playwriting with Stephen Jeffreys at RADA. As well as The Ever-Changing Sea, he has written the short play, Seed, which was shortlisted by the Graeae theatre company, Great Northern Divers , which made the top three in the most recent Theatre Uncut Awards and will have a rehearsed reading directed by Chris Sonnex in the new year, Yoof - In the Land of Milk & Honey –  was workshopped with the students at RADA, Estate, which had a rehearsed reading at The Hampstead Theatre directed by Gabriel Bisset-Smith as well as a rehearsed reading at The Old Vic directed by Charlotte Bennett with a cast lead by Ricky Champ.

In partnership with Norwich Theatre