This gig gets weird. Join us, and return to being a fish.
Humanity’s ruined the ecosystem, but humanity’s just a dodgy side branch of fish evolution. The solution’s clear – and that’s where the salmon come in.
Fin’s climate anxiety culminates in him thinking he’s a salmon, onstage, whilst his girlfriend and bandmate look on in fishy horror. This could be a climate revolution.
But being a salmon would put a certain stress on everyone’s personal lives. And actually that’s a good question to ask: can our relationships survive this overwhelming timeline we’re in at all? (Features salmon.)
With live trad music, FX pedal soundscapes, global industrial food production, colonialism, fish farming, and probably inevitable ecological destruction?
Winner of Staging Change x VAULT Award 2022
Winner of Axis Green Arts Award (for previous work)
Bradán is an eco-theatre company specialising in gig theatre, winner of the Staging Change x VAULT Award (2022) and Axis Green Arts Award.
Bradán was founded by Kate Bauer and James Ireland, who met in Dublin on a theatre undergrad in 2012. We are Queer theatremakers from a generation young enough to know that capitalism and the climate catastrophe has taken our futures. But we know no-one wants to sit through another grim climate show. Our vision for creating art focuses on audience experience. We create work that energises, that's fun, that's wild, and that gives back. We create work for the future. We might believe the only reason to create work is to change the world before it’s too late, but that doesn't mean it can't also be a great night out.
Press & Reviews
Everything Theatre ★★★★ "The way this show traverses different forms and keeps you absorbed is a masterclass of gig theatre"
Fringebiscuit ★★★★ "Informative, energetic, divinely absurd [...] the music is sublime throughout"
Lost in Theatreland "Musically the three are outstanding. Peregrin's voice is sublime and Flett seems to be able to play all the instruments ever. [...] Their harmonies are beautiful and My Lover Was a Salmon is worth watching for the music alone."
The Spy in the Stalls "Bradán theatre company is onto something significant"
Cast & Creative Team Director: KATE BAUER
Writer: JAMES IRELAND
Producer: SOPHIE KILGANNON
Performer (Fin): RORY GRADON
Performer (Fiona): ELINOR PEREGRIN
Performer (Sam): ELISABETH FLETT