From the imagination of Ben Moor, one of the Edinburgh Fringe’s most lauded comedy writing talents, comes an extraordinary tale of love, loneliness, tree climbing and deeply oblivious fish.
She’s a rising star in the sport of competitive tree climbing; he’s a quiet nonentity. How they fall in love isn’t the story. Staying together when the world is filled with imaginary flat mates, underground Compliment Clubs and Satanic jazz bands – that’s the story.
Coelacanth (pronounced see-la-kanth) was adapted for BBC Radio Four, won a Herald Angel Award in 2005 and earned Ben a Best Actor Award nomination from The Stage.
“Storytelling as funny as it is beautiful” – ★★★★ The Guardian
“Irreverent, inventive and hauntingly beautiful” – ★★★★ The Times
“Surreal and charming… clever and witty without being overbearing. This is a show of quietly confident quality with a poignant ending full of resonances. This is thought-provoking stuff” – ★★★★ Metro