Alf is a trawler fisherman whose experience, camaraderie and loyalty have put him and his boat at the top of the game. But times are changing and so is the industry. How will Alf adapt in order to survive?
Follow a fish’s journey from sea to plate, watch a seagull’s ridiculous attempt to find food and witness a father and son reunite. In Our Hands will transport you out to sea, under the ocean and onto the deck of the Catcher’s Fortune.
Using innovative puppetry, a striking set and an original score, join Alf as he journeys from the depths of despair to rise again and rescue the life he loves.
In Our Hands has been developed extensively both in London and Cornwall by Smoking Apples, an award winning puppetry and visual theatre company.
“Clever and inventive” – ✮✮✮✮ British Theatre Guide
Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
“Wonderfully breathtaking and honest”
✮✮✮✮✮ The New Current
“Clever and inventive”
✮✮✮✮ British Theatre Guide
“Beautifully evocative and full of wonderful details”
✮✮✮✮ Three Weeks
“Slick and visual production”
✮✮✮✮ Broadway Baby
✮✮✮✮ Fringe Guru
“A stunning and beautifully crafted piece”
✮✮✮✮ Broadway World
“The puppetry was done masterfully”
✮✮✮✮ Theatre Bubble
“Inspired and ingenious”
✮✮✮✮ The Upcoming
“In Our Hands is a total gem”
✮✮✮✮ To Do List London
“Veracious and visually poignant”
✮✮✮✮ Pocket Size Theatre
“A delightful tale, imaginatively told”
✮✮✮✮ The Theatre Guide
“Gentle and hypnotic, I was entirely absorbed” – Total Theatre Magazine
“Utterly engrossing” – Fringe Review
“an imagination-fuelled cracker of a production” – A Younger Theatre
“beautifully constructed” – Animations Online
“don’t miss this show if Smoking Apples are playing anywhere near you” – UK Theatre Network
Lyn Gardner’s (The Guardian) Top Picks of the Fringe