A transgender person with blue hair and squid tenticles for fingers, wears a plastic princess tiara and clutches a sparkly septer, smiling proudly.
A projection screen in a theatre reads a hand-drawn title: "Something in the Water"
A non-binary performer in an orange bathing suit stands in front of a screen that has a hand-drawn projection of gendered bathrooms stalls.

Something in the Water

Theatre and Physical Theatre • Puppetry

WINNER - Best Theatre, Adelaide Fringe 2021.

"Enter into a wacky world of sea monsters in high heels and angry mobs with tiny pitchforks." In Daily

When Grumms transforms into a horrible squid monster (think 'Creature from the Black Lagoon' meets 'The Muppets'), they must hide their identity in order to pass in society as a "normal human woman".  A touching story of acceptance that anyone can relate to; with spellbinding video projection, puppetry and laugh-out-loud physical comedy, "Something in the Water" is an absurd exploration of gender, comic books and growing up "normal". 

★★★★★ "UTTERLY SPECTACULAR" Broadway Baby

★★★★★ "ABSOLUTELY MAD" FringeBiscuit

★★★★ "If you like your theatre madcap, thoughtful and combined with what's-coming-next intrigue, don't miss out" The Advertiser



Presented by: Scantily Glad Theatre

Scantily Glad Theatre is a queer theatre company from Treaty 6 Territory (Saskatoon). Founded in 2014, we strive to make work that empowers 2SLGBTQIA+ folks by telling stories often overlooked by mainstream theatre.
Our shows: “Something in the Water”, “SCUM: a manifesto”, “Pack Animals”, “Girl in the Box” and “Creepy Boys” have toured around the world including the Edinburgh Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, Next Stage Toronto, STOFF Festival Stockholm, and the Prague Quadrennial. Through a combination of festivals, professional productions and tours, Scantily Glad Theatre has become a new and exciting voice of queer theatre from Canada.
In every project, we aim to disrupt the status quo and queer the process of making theatre by creating inclusive artistic spaces for queer and trans artists.

Saturday/Sunday matinées: Family-friendly, recommended for ages 10+ Evening shows: Strictly 18+ Audience participation: audience members are asked to shout things as a group. No audience members will be singled out or brought onto the stage.