“And then the fisherman says-… and then the fish… the fi-“
A woman stands in front of a microphone. She can’t remember the punchline.
Fusing poetry and song, award-winning Unholy Mess return with a funny, strange and poignant play about growing up and inescapable truths. Performance poet Jemima Foxtrot takes you on a powerful journey exploring memory, childhood and what happens when we can’t get to the punchline.
‘The brilliant Foxtrot is the one to watch’ The Observer
★★★★ “a glittering show, a gem in every sense, a shining thing” The Stage on Melody
‘A truly unforgettable voice.’ Luke Wright
Written and performed by Jemima Foxtrot and co-written and directed by Lucy Allan, the play is presented in association with Omnibus Theatre, supported by Arts Council England.
15/02/18 The Old Fire Station, Oxford 7.30pm
16/02/18 Durning Library, London 7pm
20/02/18 Parasol Unit, London 7pm
22/02/18 DINA, Sheffield 7.30pm
27/02/18 The Room Above, Bristol tbc
28/02/18 Tate South Lambeth library, London 7pm
27/01/18 – 03/01/18 The Blue Room Theatre, Perth, AUS 9pm
07/10/17 Wainsgate Chapel, Hebden Bridge 3pm
10 – 12/10/17 Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle 7.30pm
09/01/18 Upstairs at the Western, Leicester 7.30pm
13-14/01/18 Assembly Rooms, Durham 7.30pm
27 – 29/09/17 Omnibus Theatre 7.30pm
03 – 27/08/17 Big Belly, Underbelly Cowgate 2pm
15/09/16 Engine Room @ Clapham Omnibus Scratch Performance
19/07/17 Hackney Showroom 9pm
21/07/17 Omnibus Theatre 7.30pm
‘Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea’ is available for bookings from February 2017. For tour bookings, press or further information, please contact Felicity Paterson at