Hurricane Michael (With Michael Fish)
1987. Storm. Biggun. One man saw it coming. But then he didn’t. This is his story. This is Michael Phish.
“Great writing, fantastic performance and very, very silly. He blew me away!” ~ Alistair McGowan
Everyone talks about the weather but no one does a damn thing about it. One man did.
On October 15th 1987, the absent-father of all storms vented apocalyptic fury upon the south-east corner of the UK.
In a televised address to the nation, celebrity meteorologist and national treasure, Michael Phish, foresaw a different forecast. Discover how and ask yourself why?!
Experience first-hand the Machiavellian derring-du of 1980s corporate skulduggery, as they attempt to silence the world’s greatest weather forecaster.
Is the BBC fit for purpose? Where have all the flowers gone? You decide!
With Michael Fish in attendance for a post-performance Q&A.
“A haze of nostalgia with gusts of outright hilarity, it’s sunny enough to transcend the gloomiest British weather. The laugh counts kept high with a veritable Gulf Stream of mangled metaphors and other subtly unexpected turns of phrase. Layton’s other-worldly Fish is the perfect mouthpiece for this style of deadpan humour.” ~ Fringe Guru
Presented by The Barbary Ape. Written and performed by Russell Layton. Directed by Simon Hudson.