Play pays homage to one of UK’s most dangerous jobs

Ken O'Hara, who plays the part of Rab, has been busy learning the challenging monologue
Ken O'Hara, who plays the part of Rab, has been busy learning the challenging monologue

It is believed that fishermen and other seafarers have the most dangerous jobs in Britain.

A study at Oxford University found that people working on the sea are up to fifty times more likely to die while working.

Many fishermen have paid the highest price of all to give us the humble fish and chips, smelling of ‘warm newspaper, hot grease and vinegar’.

This is the backdrop for Ken O’Hara’s MAD Productions’ The Price of a Fish Supper by Catherine Czerkawska, being performed at the Gaiety Theatre on 6th&7th September.

Ken said: “The evening performances of 6th & 7th September are sold out and we are delighted that the Gaiety has granted us a matinee performance for the Thursday at 2.00pm.”

Ken, who plays the part of Rab, has been busy learning the challenging monologue which lasts for more than an hour. “It is quite an emotional journey both learning and playing the part,” says the retired depute headteacher. “It is a wonderfully-written piece of drama which has humour, tragedy and a glimmer of hope as Rab tells of his childhood and family, his adventures on the sea and his personal philosophy on the demise of the industry which has played such a central role in his life.”

The play is directed by Isi Nimmo who has previously worked with playwright and director, Alan Ayckbourn.

There will also be a Q&A session with the writer, actor and director after each performance.

If the evening performances are anything to go by, the tickets will go quickly! Don’t miss out on what promises to be a memorable production of The Price Of A Fish Supper.