Clockfire Theatre Company

2023 Northern France. Separated from his Contiki Tour group, an English backpacker is stranded in the devout fishing village of Saint-Cotriade. Technology is complicated, conversation is sparse and his temporary lodgings in an ancient monastery bring him tête-à-tête with an unpredictable kind of hook-up culture. Plenty of fish in the sea is a darkly humorous and physically adventurous contemporary fable about finding the perfect catch. 

Director/Devisor: Emily Ayoub
Performers/Devisors: Madeline Baghurst, Adam Lee and Emily Ayoub.
Producer: Kate Gaul
Composer/Musician: Mary Rapp
Designer/Devisor: Tobhiyah Stone Feller
Stage Manager: Dominic Hort 
Assistant Stage Managers: Zachary Hanlon and Michael Ianni 


CLOCKFIRE THEATRE COMPANY is an independent Australian theatre company founded in 2012 who create highly visual and physical performance through a process of intensive collaboration led by Artistic Director, Emily Ayoub and Associate Artistic Director Madeline Baghurst. Clockfire is committed to the making of new Australian theatre through a genuinely group-devised, ensemble-based process. Sydney-based but not Sydney-bound, the ensemble aim to develop original stories which are imaginative, visceral evocations of the everyday and beyond.

Known as ‘Sydney’s absurdist innovators’, Clockfire were most recently invited to devise and perform the world premiere production The Night Parade of One Hundred Goblins, commissioned and co-produced by The Art Gallery of NSW for Sydney Festival 2020. The sell-out season received critical acclaim and was our most recent offering in a series of innovative, highly physical theatre experiences. The company was founded in 2012.

“... It is a style of performance that we rarely see in the landscapes of Australian art and is hence, an immediately refreshing experience for our audiences.” – Suzy Wrong.

Image: Photography by Alex Houy.

Plenty of Fish in the Sea is made possible by the generous support of the SBW Foundation, Arts on Tour and Brand X.


If you have access requirements for attending the show, please tick the access requirements box during the booking process. This includes booking companion card tickets. A Brand X team member will then be in touch to ensure we understand your requirements.  


It is a condition of entry that patrons are double vaccinated. Face-masks are mandatory in all indoor venues across Sydney. Free disposable masks will be available at box office, but to lessen our impact on the environment, please bring one with you. Further COVID information.


Car: On-street metered parking around the venue.
Bus: Oxford Street 2 minute walk (333, 373, 399, 392, 394 and M10 buses).
Train: Museum Train Station 10-minute walk.


Your tickets can be transferred to another night in the same show's season (Friday or Saturday). If you feel unwell and have to stay home due to COVID we will refund your tickets minus transaction fees of 1.75% + 30c. Email us to arrange a refund prior to show commencement.

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