Pregnant Fish Theatre are built upon the ethos of intimate, stripped back performances for ‘pocket money prices’. Since 2010, we have strived to create authentic, innovative and challenging theatre that has been described as ‘intimate and intense’ (SoundartRadio), ‘an incredible feat’ (LondonTheatre1) and 'precisely what theatre should try to be' (Christopher Fear).
Our work falls into two categories: intimate and authentic theatre for adults and immersive and adaptive theatre for children. This work is stripped-back and lo-fi, mixing music, physical theatre and storytelling to create our particular Pregnant Fish style. We believe that theatre is about the connection between people; between audience and actor, between characters, and between company members.
Previous work has been described as:
‘An incredible feat… leaves no stone unturned.’ – London Theatre 1 on 2018’s ‘Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm?
‘Sultry and cynical… An ensemble performance… [which] as a whole could not be done without a single one of them… an exciting, fresh look at a classic tale.’ - Everything Theatre on 2016’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’
‘Thoughtful and tender... Stories worth telling and songs worth listening to’ - Wildfire Magazine, Exeter Ignite Festival, on 2013’s ‘A Few Dented Branches’
‘Pregnant Fish’s Dorian is precisely what theatre should try to be...relevant to both company and audience... tangible and human scaled.’ - Christopher Fear on 2012’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’
‘Intimate and intense’ - SoundArt Radio on 2011’s ‘Spring Awakening’
Official website pregnantfish.co.uk