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Ben Moor: Coelacanth
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.
Coelacanth (pronounced see-la-kanth) was adapted for BBC Radio Four, won a Herald Angel Award and earned Ben Moor a Best Actor Award nomination from The Stage.
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.
“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”
* * * * The Metro
“I find it impossible to believe that I actually know someone capable of conceiving something so beautiful, that moves me so profoundly, makes me laugh and cry, and leaves me joyously elated”