Present production

Fisherman's Daughter Basic 2_edited-1‘I’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews for the Fisherman’s Daughter.’

Touring again due to it’s big success with audiencesartscouncillogo


Feb-March 2017 – Theatres, Libraries & Primary Schools

Part I Sea-Monsters & Pirates

‘Through a chance meeting – with middle aged, redundant librarian, Moira and a hilarious, one-legged seagull, Harold – ten year old Jess discovers the healing magic of books. Waiting for her fisherman father ‘s return one stormy night, young Jess faces her fears dreaming of shipwrecks, sea-monsters, treasure, & survival. A rollicking adventure with literacy and an inter-generational exchange at its heart.’

Part II Jess’s Odyssey

The Fisherman’s Daughter Jess loves reading but Homer’s Odyssey confuses her. Up pops a stranger, who just happens to have the same name as the author. Homer, a Greek boy from a trawler in the harbour, holds a very bedraggled one legged seagull he has rescued from the water. All three go on an Odyssey. But where is the colourful librarian, Moira?  



AsOne’s Artistic Director, Jane McKell said:

“The audiences invited, love making the sounds of the storm, the waves, the wind, and seagulls; for each and everyone there are characters to empathise with. One father said: ‘My daughter loved it. Even grumpy grandpas thought it was brill.’ It’s been a joy hearing families leave the theatre chatting away about what they have seen and enjoyed together. The piece has real heart and is cleverly written with several layers for adults, children, and toddlers to engage with.”

With funding from Arts Council of England, the original play was commissioned by Weymouth’s Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival last Easter 2016; is returning to the 2017 Festival; and has toured to packed libraries, schools and theatres this year.

available for your theatre, primary school, library, literary festival or community space

If you are a school or theatre we are booking now – tel: 01305 835541 / 07778737700

Tour List 


Sun     12 Feb  2.30 pm The Regal Theatre, Minehead, Somerset

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 1 & 2

Tues      14 Feb 2.30 pm Gillingham Library, Dorset

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 2 – Jess’s Odyssey

01747 822180

15 Feb


11.00 a.m Weymouth Library, Dorset                                          The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 2 – Jess’s Odyssey


01305 762410

Thurs 16 Feb



11.00 am Bridport Library, Dorset

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 2 – Jess’s Odyssey

01308 422778
Fri 17 Feb


11.00 am Dorchester Library, Dorset

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 2 Jess’s Odyssey

01305 224440
 Sat 18 Feb 3.00 pm Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, Dorset –

The Fisherman’s Daughter  – Part 1


Sat 25 Feb


2.30 pm

3.30 pm

 The Princess Theatre, Burnham on Sea, Somerset -The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 1 & 2 01278- 78446
Sun 26 Feb


 3.00 pm The Athenaeum Centre, Warminster, Wiltshire

The Fisherman’s Daughter   Part 1

 Sat 4 March 3.00 pm

4.00 pm

Groundlings Theatre Portsmouth, Hants

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 1 & 2

Sun 5 March 3.00 pm Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, Hants

The Fisherman’s Daughter Part 1

01202- 413600





 TBC Rondo Theatre, Bath Somerset






Interspersed by a tour of Primary Schools


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James Farquharson Weymouth Leviathan Maritime Literary Festival Founder:

‘I’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews for the Fisherman’s Daughter. Apart from everyone else, my eldest daughter and father in law attended the 14:30 pm. She loved it, especially the bit where she had to make storm noises, and even grumpy old grandpops was very energised by the experience,”It was brilliant,” he said.’ 

Originally Commissioned by The Leviathan Weymouth – Maritime Literary Festival 12-13 March 2016

Various premiere Leviathan audience members:Brilliant’, ‘Better than a visit to the doctors’, ‘Harold was hilarious’, ‘Two very talented performers’, ‘A wonderful play, both touching and very funny’ ‘Very striking, stripped-back set.’

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Spring February – April 2017

A double-bill: The Fisherman’s Daughter and Jess’s Odyssey

( coming next February, a companion piece to The Fisherman’s Daughter, Jess’s Odyssey – enquire on the numbers above)



Jess’s Odyssey

Fisherman’s Daughter Jess now loves reading, and books fill the hours of waiting for her dad. But reading Homer’s Odyssey strange words, names and places confuse her. Frustrated she throws down the book and up pops a stranger who just happens to share the name of the writer. Homer is a Greek boy from a trawler moored in the harbour.  He tells Jess that a woman, Moira, has been kidnapped and held below decks.  Jess is in disbelief until he produces a bedraggled Harold, the one legged seagull.  They revive Harold, and all three set off on their own odyssey to rescue Moira.

 Book NOW – please do call us on 01305 835541 o0r 07778 737700 to book us for your venue: primary school, library, village hall, theatre, or arts centre.


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