Tickets are now on sale for the Edinburgh run of our new show, Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea. Buy them here.

“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.

Future performances

National tour

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

15/02/18          The Old Fire Station, Oxford       7.30pm

16/02/18           Durning Library, London                  tbc

        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         West Norwood Library, London       tbc

More dates TBC

Past Performances

27 – 29/09/17               Omnibus Theatre                          7.30pm

Edinburgh Festival

03 – 27/08/17           Big Belly, Underbelly Cowgate            2pm

15/09/16             Engine Room @ Clapham Omnibus        Scratch Performance

Edinburgh previews

19/07/17                     Hackney Showroom                          9pm

21/07/17                       Omnibus Theatre                         7.30pm

‘Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea’ is available for bookings from October 2017. For tour bookings, press or further information, please contact Felicity Paterson at




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