In 1926 shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a doodle on the wage-packet he gave to his wife Celie. Throughout their marriage, right up until 1982, Ab developed his art, drawing a wage-packet picture every week for Celie. These pictures chronicle Ab and Celie’s family life, through ups and downs, with great wit and warmth and with a blistering honesty.
Danny Braverman’s solo show tells the funny and moving story of how he discovered the lost art of his Great-uncle Ab. Wot? No Fish!! is an extraordinary story about love and art, history and fish balls.
Following success at the Edinburgh Fringe (2013), Wot? No Fish!! has toured extensively, including to Battersea Arts Centre, the Boston ICA, Sydney Festival and Melbourne Malthouse. It was named as one of critic Lyn Gardner’s (The Guardian) Top Ten shows of 2014 and won Danny the Brian Way Playwriting Award. Wot? No Fish!! is now touring nationally and internationally.
Ab and Celie went on a journey along a road that went uphill both ways – but it was a journey they took together.
Wed 5 – Sun 16 August
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