Its been a few months since I scooted by you on my bike Tina, and I have been busy developing some the inspiring learnings into theatre ideas.
GUTS is a radio play celebrating fish workers past, present and future. GUTS is 3 x 10 mins audio experiments inspired by the people I met and stories i heard on my journey from the Shetlands to Great Yarmouth on my bike Tina Following The Fish Workers back in the spring. You have been part of this journey I’d love you to be part of the audience and to get your feedback for the further development of this work.
There are 3 ways to hear GUTS:
1: Live Performance at Camden People’s Theatre on Saturday 2nd Oct 6pm : Link to the event here: https://www.cptheatre.co.uk/production/shape-of-things-to-come-guts/
2: Live Stream: Its quite a journey to the theatre from where you are - no fear - you can listen to the play LIVE on saturday at 6pm from your own home. It will be LIVE STREAMED through the internet -lINK AVAILABLE HERE later this week.
3: Recordings: you can also have a Listen to GUTS after the event, this is going to be recorded and Split into 3 episodes, these can be sent out to listen to after the event.
This is a Work In Progress performance, and the three episodes represent the seeds of ideas to develop in 2021/2022 of a touring stage play and an audio series.
If you would love to come in the flesh but could do with the cost of travel please get in touch and we’ll see if we can help out. I’m really excited to be developing this work and I would love to know what you think and ideas you have for further development. If you would be interested in further collaboration for touring this work - Let me know!
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GUTS @ Camden Peoples’ Theatre
“You worked in threes. two gutted and one packed. Every girl that gutted had a gut tub…she flung her guts into it.” Annie Watt, Herring Worker
Up to 10,000 Herring Workers/ Fesh Quines /Herring Lassies/ Gutters travelled the Herring ports of the east coast, from the Shetlands and the Highlands all the way to East Anglia, gutting 60 fish a minute. These self organised women crews Struck on issues of pay and conditions – and won.
What can we learn from these legendary workers?
This Live Radio Play uses the testimony of fish workers past and present to delve into world fish work now and the future.
Supported by Arts Council England ‘Developing Your Creative Practice’ Grant
Credit to the fish workers, and thanks to all the people who have shared their experience, stories, knowledge and time with us on this journey. Picture courtesy of Ang from Tyne Brand Herring Factory