Existential Fish & Dread


12 Aug to 15 Aug

Full price: £10 | Concessions: £7 plus a £1 booking fee
This event is part of: 

Produced and presented by Steph Hartland Productions

Part of the Camden Fringe Festival


Stephen Hawking's dead. Martin's having a breakdown. And Ellie? She's feeding the fish. 

When Martin hears that the world's greatest scientific mind has died, he's tipped over the edge. Who will figure out where we came from, and why we're here?

Lucky for him, chance - or destiny - finds him in an aquarium with Ellie, a PhD student studing astrophysics. As the fish swim in circles, so too do these strangers, running through science, philosophy and religion as they search for the meaning of life, and whether there is such a thing at all.

Existential Fish & Dread is a philosophical comedy that tackles the Universe’s biggest questions, guiding audiences through the journey of two strangers making a human connection as they support each other through existential crises. Taking a piece that champions regional voices to regional audiences, this tour will leave lasting messages about mental health, loneliness, stereotypes & human connection.

Written by Martha Reed
Produced by Steph Hartland of Steph Hartland Productions
Directed by Gwenan Bain


Thursday 12 to Sunday 15 August - 7pm 

For this show we are returning to normal operation where ticket holders choose their own seats on admission to the auditorium. 

We also request that everyone wear a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing.  We have reduced capacities to allow for this.

You and your bubble will be invited to choose a seat and self-distance yourselves from others.

We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.


For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page.