Pregnant Fish Theatre are built upon the ethos of intimate, stripped back performances for ‘pocket money prices’. Since 2010 the company have strived to create authentic and innovative theatre.
We believe that theatre can be made for everyone and performed everywhere. We’ve taken shows to high streets, abandoned shops, throughout gardens and pubs as well as theatre spaces. Theatre, for us, is a way for audiences to come together and share an experience. Our children’s shows are fully interactive and immersive quests for whole families to go on with us. Our more mature pieces are intimate performances that merge music, storytelling and physical theatre.
In 2016, we premiered our reworking of ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ at The Space before a successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival with PBH’s Free Fringe, which meant we could offer the show to audiences for free. 2017 saw us work with schools in East London and the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to bring quality interactive theatre to over 400 children. Last Spring, we brought interactive, archival theatre to The Petrie Museum in conjunction with University College London – collaborating with BA and MA students from the University of East London to bring their dead archives to life amongst the collections in the museum itself.
Our shows have been described as:
‘intimate and intense’ (SoundartRadio)
‘thoughtful and tender’ (Wildfire)
‘precisely what theatre should try to be’ (Christopher Fear)
Tori Brazier, Robbie Brittain, Faye Carmichael, Tom Drayton, Bibi Francis, Leah Francis, Patrick McHugh, Hannah Tate