“Another story by great storytellers!”
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‘I’ve heard nothing but wonderful reviews for the Fisherman’s Daughter.’
THE FISHERMAN’s DAUGHTER
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
Interspersed by a tour of Primary Schools
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.’
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)
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.