Wednesday 31st January – Saturday 3rd February at 7.30pm
Presented by Middlesbrough Little Theatre Company (MLT)
The play was written over 20 years ago when the closure of yards like Smith’s Dock was still a
raw memory. Its impact isn’t diminished especially since the recent closure of the steelworks.
Mixing humour and pathos, the story follows a Middlesbrough family, the Blacketts, whose future
seems all too bleakly defined.
Gordon Steel’s first and arguably most powerful play – winner of a Fringe First and nominated for an Independent Newspaper Critics Award – Dead Fish is a hilarious and tragically moving account of one family’s struggle to survive the rigours of daily life.
Years of working in the steel industry have taken their toll on Gilbert Blackett and when his eldest son, Ray, decides he doesn’t want to follow in his father’s footsteps it threatens to rip the heart out of the family.
This moving piece of drama is told with gut-wrenching emotion and side-splitting humour as the family encounter hardship, loss and most of all family love.
Tickets £11.50/ Concessions £10.50 (Includes Booking Fee)