Get Up and Tie Your Fingers (2014 tour)

Coburn, Ann, MacPherson, Fiona and Pavey, Liz (2014) Get Up and Tie Your Fingers (2014 tour). [Performance]

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'Get Up And Tie Your Fingers', originally written by Ann Coburn as a play for three actresses, is a fiction set against a real event, the Eyemouth Fishing Disaster of 1881. Women from fishing communities along the east coast of Scotland and England, the 'herring lassies' as they were known, would follow the herring fleets down the coast to meet the catch at each port of call. With knives at the ready, they gutted, salted, and barreled the 'silver darlings', the bountiful herring that were destined for
markets across the world.

Echoing the journey of the herring lassies, the production took the story of three such women - Jean, Janet, and young Molly - back to the communities from which they sprang and gave members of those communities the opportunity to create and participate in a piece of theatre alongside a professional production team.

Item Type: Performance
Subjects: W100 Fine Art
W300 Music
W400 Drama
W500 Dance
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Arts
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Depositing User: Elizabeth Pavey
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 14:16
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 11:18

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