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Park Theatre Company presents

Weird Fish

Billie Esplen

Directed by Amy Allen

Is this the archive? Jesus Christ, what’s in all these cupboards!

A reading room in a public archive. The archive houses many curiosities, including chemist’s records, a ballad sheet from 1565, and a healthy community of cockroaches.

The same researchers leaf through the same documents, under the watchful eyes of the archive’s staff.

Until one day – and much to the dismay of the archive’s staff - a researcher working on a ‘Secret Project’ requests access to the entire archive. 

Weird Fish is written by Billie Esplen (Cowboys and Lesbians) and performed by Park Theatre’s latest cohort of their award-winning Park Theatre Company.

Park Theatre Company is a project which provides professional and non-professional actors alike with the opportunity to collaborate and challenge themselves, all within a friendly and warm creative environment. Performers work with a writer and director across 11 weeks to develop an original play, with each part specifically written for each participant.

Rehearsal photos by Harry Plowden.