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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This is theatre-making at the highest level.” The List, UK

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “If you’re after a Fringe experience that’s a sharp turn away from the mainstream, "Plenty of Fish in the Sea "is the show for you.” InReview

“A beautiful, well-paced, crafted and evolved piece of theatre, driven by committed performances, spiced and seasoned with perfect amounts of lighting and deft sound, I have no notes! the best thing I could hope to see at a fringe, this is entertaining, fulfilling and nourishing 5 Michelin star gastronomic fish soup for the mind, if you allow it to reel you in.” Australian Arts Review

Created & directed by             Emily Ayoub and Madeline Baghurst

Nun                                           Madeline Baghurst

Bernadette                               Emily Ayoub

Man                                           Christopher Carroll


Artistic Producer                     Kate Gaul

Composer & Sound Designer Daniel Herten

Lighting Designer                    Victor Kalka

Designer                                   Tobhiyah Stone Feller

Production Photography         Geoff Magee

A castaway is saved from the surging seas. Conversation is sparse and in his temporary lodgings he comes face to face with a startling kind of hook-up culture. A fantastical and absurdist fable that begins as a story of rescue and becomes an unsettling dissection of dreams and desire. Grappled with dating apps?  This theatrical world wildly spins a different kind of net that has us caught - hook, line, and sinker!

Plenty of Fish in the Sea is a darkly humorous and physically adventurous contemporary fable about finding the perfect catch.


Clockfire devise physical theatre productions. Led by Artistic Director, Emily Ayoub and Associate Artistic Director, Madeline Baghurst, their practice is grounded in physical improvisation and ensemble collaboration influenced by our training at Jacques Lecoq Theatre School. Our creative process relies on a spirit of discovery between artists and a willingness to pursue an unknown endpoint together. Clockfire’s most recent productions Plenty of Fish in the Sea and Ruin  أطلال are produced by Kate Gaul.

"Plenty of Fish in the Sea" was developed with the support of the SBW Foundation, Regional Arts Foundation, Arts on Tour, The Flying Nun Brand X, Siren Theatre Co,

Inner West Council, and Create NSW and Sydney Fringe

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