Ab drew his last cartoon in 1982 – the year that Celie died. Still with a red nose.
Ab’s son, Jeff Solomons,died in 2009,bequeathing his Dad’scartoons to his nearestfamily.Danny Braverman is Ab’sgreat-nephew.Danny is a storytellerwho – by a remarkablecoincidence - lives in thesame house Ab grew upin.This is Ab’s mother in thegarden of that house.
And this is Dannypestering his great-uncle to show him asaucy cartoon.
Wot? No Fish!! opens up Ab Solomons unique art for the first time to the public. In the Autumn and Winter of 2012/13 Danny Braverman developed the show by tryingit out on different audiences of all ages and backgrounds. In Summer 2013, the show will be launched at the Edinburgh Festival before touring nationally and internationally.
Audience reactions"I cried. I feel like this afternoon hasplayed a significant part in my life - it hit me like a train.” "Totally overwhelming”"Touching and beautifully directed ... it should go global.” "Nobody tells stories like Danny. Nobody.”“Could be as important as Pepys diary one day”
"The start of something huge. A jaw-dropping and hugely moving story.” Mark Billingham (Author) Powerful, authentic, moving and very funny” Rachel Lichtenstein (Author) “Superb. Moving, intricate, storytelling.” Sarah Brigham – Artistic Director Derby Theatres “It works on so many levels: storytelling, theatre, family,immigrant communities, history, the war, how life was, mental health, memory. biography, the ‘art’ of interpretation, what does one’s life add up to in the end.” Mike Alfreds (Theatre Director)
Writer/Performer: Danny Braverman Director: Nick Philippou Production Manager: Simon Lyall Animator: Wallace McDougallFor further informationinfo@ wotnofish.comwww.wotnofish.com07958 928623
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