So long, Nanaimo, and thanks from all the fish!

Just one more show to go, then it’s all about the cleanup, and the transfer back to Seattle. It has been a definite blast, working with Gin Hammond and the amazing team she has assembled for this Across The Pond adventure. Lance McQueen (The Fisherman) is a powerful, generous actor and a natural clown, Angela Martinelli (The Bait) an extraordinary butoh dancer, Vance Galloway (Sound Effects, Music, chauffeur and all round good guy) also kept the Fringetastic techies on the right track for us, Gin Hammond (The Fisherman’s Wife, Game Show Host) wrote us the most beautiful script, and produced, directed, tour managed, promoted the socks off the show. I would also like to pay tribute to Jeff Morelan, who cooked some great meals for us, and Max Morelan ( aged 20 months) who inspired us at every turn.

The people of Nanaimo have been most kind, happy to give us the local discounted prices in their stores as soon as they realised we were visitors and artists. The audiences have been warmly receptive to our nonsense, and to our philosophy.

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The bait, the fish and the fisherman.

Tonight we perform “Man Catches Fish” ‘for the last time – in its current configuration. I’ll be heading back to Brisbane in about 3 weeks, but I’m confident Gin will find ways of getting this delightful fringe show up in front of more audiences before too long.

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