Five go on an adventure in BRIGHTON!
We feel so lucky to take our story of a Fleetwood Fisherman to the online Fringe in Brighton – it’s England’s largest Arts Festival, it’s right beside the sea and there is an amazing ice cream shop there called Maroco!
We were excited to tell folk about our new song in the Festival Square where jugglers and fire eaters entertain passers by who are probably just out to do a bit of shopping. Everything is distanced which is why story telling is just about everywhere in this brightly coloured, big hearted, bold city!
Wyre Lady of Fleetwood is our show.
Our 30 minute, online, free adventure takes the viewer to the edges of a Lancashire town called Fleetwood. The town was booming with ‘Cod Heads’ or the sort of fishermen who would take a boat to Iceland and be hardy enough to keep fishing while the boat was freezing over.
Doing our research amongst sea shanties and folk renting homes along Dock Street we saw how the heart of the place beats strongly.
Of course we would love you to see it. We are Lita, Ian, Bhasker, Jo, Mabel and Julie and you will see us in our show we made. It’s free and it will last 30 minutes. We hope we can share this with you and we send you good thoughts.
It means a lot when other people ‘catch’ what we are trying to put out there so reading the most wonderful review from Mumble Theatre we feel honoured and joyful.
‘Something to look forward to!’
We remain reflective about the strength it took to fish in open seas in all weathers. The UK has since lost a lot of its right to access parts of the sea both at home and away. It’s not all bad news though as some Icelandic boats still recruit British Fishermen to pull in the fish. Tucking into a plate of Fish and Chips now feels a whole lot different!
Jump on board. Come to Fleetwood with us!
Writer – Lita Doolan
Cast – Julie Broadbent (above), Ian McShee (below), Bhasker Patel, Jo Phillips-Lane, Mabel Pritchard (top)