THE PRICE OF A FISH SUPPER
by Catherine Czerkawska, performed by Ken O’Hara
Originally staged by the award-winning ‘A Play, A Pie & A Pint’ team, ‘The Price of a Fish Supper’ is the sharply unsentimental story of a washed up ex-fisherman with an alcohol problem. Set somewhere on the Ayrshire coast, the play explores the demise of the fishing industry as seen through the reminiscences of the central character. Rab, like a modern day ‘ancient mariner’, relates his riveting story of love, rivalry and disaster. His personal decline has paralleled the wider economy of the place where he lives and the coast from which he once worked. ‘The price of a fish supper’, as Rab knows all too well, is not just a case of hard economics. It’s also a story about the human suffering at the heart of this most hazardous of traditional occupations. This one-man play is at once tragic and funny, holding out, by the end, the faintest glimmer of hope for the future.
(Age 16+) This play contains strong language and themes of an adult nature
GAIETY STUDIO THEATRE
Wed 6 & Thur 7 Sept at 7.30pm
Tickets: £12.00 (includes post-show Q&A)
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