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  • Chapter One / Body // Language
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 24 Feb - 8 Mar
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Duration / 80 minutes, no interval
  • Ages / All ages
  • Download / The program

Wot? No Fish!!

// draws us into the unique language of family.

Information

  • Chapter One / Body // Language
  • Event Type / Theatre
  • When / 24 Feb - 8 Mar
  • Where / Beckett Theatre
  • Duration / 80 minutes, no interval
  • Ages / All ages
  • Download / The program

Wot? No Fish!! / turns the Solomons’ strange and wonderful history into a humorous and heart-warming narrative for all ages.

In 1 London shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a little doodle on his wage packet and gave it to his young wife Celie. Over the next 60 years, he would repeat this gesture each week, documenting the day-to-day goings-on of their growing family, while every token was tucked away in a shoebox by Celie. After Ab’s death this long-forgotten treasure trove of deeply personal cartoons was discovered by his great-nephew Danny Braverman.

In this intimate one-man performance, Braverman decodes his great-uncle’s drawings to reveal the inner life of a family. Births, deaths, war and the sublime act of two people growing old together are lovingly illustrated with humour and honesty.

Like Ab’s doodles themselves, this absorbing and personal feat of storytelling / draws us into the unique language of family.

★★★★  Braverman gently, unobtrusively steers the audience on this incomparable journey through time, reaching a simple but deeply affecting, magical conclusion that left this reviewer in need of a Kleenex or three. He has achieved a remarkable feat ... this is a universal story of love told from a vault of 3000 treasures. 

– Sydney Morning Herald // Read more

★★★★ [This] immensely affecting and often comic show … asks questions around how we value art, and the nature of storytelling.

– The Guardian UK // Read more
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By / bread&circuses
Written & Performed by / Danny Braverman
Direction / Nick Philippou

Special Performances

Preview
Tuesday 24 February, 6.30pm

Opening night
Wednesday 25 February, 7.30pm 

Time to Talk
Tuesday 3 March, 6.30pm

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Key Image Photography / Andrew Gough
Image Treatment / The Sisters Hayes

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