As part of her ongoing event series, on 26 October 2017, Mates co-founder Terri Paddock will talk to the writer, director, producer and cast of Metal Rabbit’s critically acclaimed Fishskin Trousers, which returns to the London stage for a limited season running at the Park Theatre from 17 October to 11 November 2017. Got any questions?
After the electrifying discussion with Philip Ridley after last year’s Tonight with Donny Stixx, I’m delighted to be chairing another Metal Rabbit productions, Fishskin Trousers.
Using the power of words and storytelling, Fishskin Trousers weaves together the haunting tales of three lost people from different eras, united by the mysteries of the island of Orford Ness.
From the twelfth century, Mab gives an eye-witness account of the legendary Wild Man of Orford, caught in the nets of fishermen. Eight hundred years later, at the height of the Cold War, Ben, a young Australian scientist, hears strange noises on the Ness as he tries to fix the island’s radar system. While local teacher Mog, in 2004, is compelled home to Orford when struck with a terrible dilemma.
“I found myself totally immersed in these shimmering, fishy tales from the depths of time and human experience” – Guardian ★★★★
Suffused by the landscape and traditional folk tales of East Anglia, these echoing voices intertwine to reveal how the stories of human lives connect in the most surprising and intimate ways, though decades – and even centuries – separate them.
Brett Brown, Jessica Campbell and Eva Traynor star in Elizabeth Kuti’s mesmerising evening of interlinked monologues, previously seen to critical acclaim at London’s Finborough Theatre. The Metal Rabbit production, directed by Robert Price, returns for this limited season at the Park Theatre.