“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
★★★★“an engaging and poignant journey” The Wee Review
“Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is a one-woman hit” Isolated Nation
“Echoes of Caryl Churchill’s experimentation with language” Sabotage Reviews
★★★★★ “Jemima Foxtrot is extraordinary” Seesaw Magazine
★★★★ “Like a sucker-punch” Out in Perth
★★★★ 1/2 “The best of the fringe” Fringe Feed
“A truly unforgettable voice.” Luke Wright
Written and performed by Jemima Foxtrot and co-written and directed by Lucy Allan, Above the Mealy-Mouthed Sea is presented in association with Omnibus Theatre, supported by Arts Council England.
28/02/18 Tate South Lambeth library, London 7pm
27/02/18 The Room Above, Bristol 7.30pm
22/02/18 DINA, Sheffield 7.30pm
20/02/18 Parasol Unit, London 7pm
16/02/18 Durning Library, London 7pm
15/02/18 The Old Fire Station, Oxford 7.30pm
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 still available for bookings. For tour bookings, press or further information, please contact Jemima Foxtrot at
3 thoughts on “ABOVE THE MEALY-MOUTHED SEA”
I loved the show on Saturday. I’m part of Friends of Dereham Memorial Hall. We promote shows into our local theatre. Any thoughts about bringing it to Norfolk in 2o18 ? Have you had any contact from Creative Arts East about this yet ?
Please let me know
Just saw Above the Mealy-mouthed Sea at Perth Fringe World, Australia and it’s a cracker. Many congratulations.