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Existential Fish and Dread

Thu 03 Jun 2021 - Sat 05 Jun 2021


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60 mins | no interval


£12 (£10*)


7pm Start

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Existential Fish and Dread

Stephen Hawking’s dead. Martin’s having a breakdown. And Ellie? She’s feeding the fish. When Martin hears that the world’’s greatest scientific mind has died, he’s tipped over the edge. Who will figure out where we came from, and why we’re here?

Lucky for him, chance – or destiny – finds him in an aquarium with Ellie, a PhD student studying astrophysics. As the fish swim in circles, so too do these strangers, running through science, philosophy and theology as they search for the meaning of life – and whether there is such a thing at all.


  • Nigel Fyfe
  • Eleanor Chaganis

‘The play feels perfectly timed, with a certain finesse in its script that heightens it from just a simple two hander- the piece really resonates and so does its likeable and quirky characters.’
4.5/5 Stars – Within Her Words

‘Clever, moving and well performed’
4/5 Stars – London Pub Theatres

Want to find out more about Existential Fish and Dread? Read an interview with director Gwenan Baid and writer Martha Reed >>

Venue: The Workshop, Exeter Phoenix

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>

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