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Fishskin Trousers ()

Produced by

Cart/Horse Theatre

Playwright: Elizabeth Kuti
Director: Matthew Gorman


Bob Nasmith Innovation Backspace


November 20th, 2014 – December 7th, 2014


Fishskin Trousers weaves together the haunting tales of three lost people from different eras, united by the common setting of the fishing village of Orford in Suffolk, its castle and its mysterious island, Orford Ness.
From the twelfth century, Mab gives an eyewitness account of the legendary Wild Man of Orford, caught in the nets of fishermen… Eight hundred years later, at the height of the Cold War, Ben, a young Australian scientist, hears strange noises on the Ness as he tries to fix the island’s radar system. While Mog, in 2003, is faced with a heartbreaking decision…
Suffused by the landscape and traditional folk tales of East Anglia, their echoing voices and stories reveal how deeply and intimately their lives touch each other, though decades – and even centuries – separate them. (


Julia Course Mog
Arlin Dixon Mab
Craig Pike Ben

Creative Team

Elizabeth Kuti Playwright
Matthew Gorman Director
Kaileigh Krysztofiak Lighting Designer
Jenna McCutchen Set Designer
Jenna McCutchen Costume Designer
Andy Trithardt Sound Designer


Grace Smith Stage Manager
Gillian Lewis Production Manager
Alison Deon Dialect Coach
Rebecca Vandevelde Crew
Megan Gariepy Producer


Christopher Ross Venue Technician
Colin Harris Substitute Venue Technician