ordinary people

ordinary people

Wot? No Fish!! Sydney Festival 2015

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For more than 50 years, shoemaker Ab Solomons drew a picture on the weekly wage packet he gave to his wife, Celie. These images chronicle their family life in the East End of London, through ups and downs, with great wit and warmth and blistering honesty. They also give a historical account of a changing city – from the 1920s, through the Second World War, and on to the 1980s – vividly depicting shifting ambitions and attitudes. Years later Danny Braverman discovered the lost art of his great-uncle Ab on more than 3000 wage packets in a shoebox – unleashing a family’s secrets and truths. Like a graphic novel brought to life (with the drawings projected on stage), Braverman shares the story with affection and humour. Wot? No Fish!! is a portrait of a family and a tribute to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. Seymour Centre Reginald Theatre 13-18 January sydneyfestival.org.au/wot