Live Readings: The Filleting Machine + The Filleting App

Live Readings: The Filleting Machine + The Filleting App
Live Reading: The Filleting Machine by Tom Hadaway + The Filleting App by Alex Oates

Live Theatre’s flagship play is given a rare reading alongside Alex Oates’ brand new update on the story for the digital age. The same cast will perform both shows.

The Filleting Machine tells the story of the Rutter family; Ma wants her children to aim for more than she had and Da believes his way of life as a fish filleter is good enough. When Davy’s new job threatens his father’s livelihood, the family’s financial survival is uncertain and with it, Da’s conviction that he is right.

Hadaway was born and bred on The Ridges Estate (now the Meadow Well) and his play depicts the people he met and worked with on the fish quay. Written a generation ago, The Filleting Machine is as relevant today as it was then; does further education guarantee you a job? Is any job guaranteed? How do you help your children have a better life than you did, and is that what they want anyway?

Event Dates

Date Available Ticket Types Ticket Price Book Tickets
16th April 2023,
  • Standard
  • GBP 12
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