Be careful what you fish for
Billy Grogan’s dad used to tell her life is wild and finds its own way home. But he never did. He went fishing for a marlin two years back and never came home. Now she lives with her granddad, dreaming of the ocean and adventure while her life goes down the dunny. Then one dark and strange night, a miraculous marlin takes her and her granddad out past the reef, to the open ocean and the deep. But will either of them find their way back home?
Inspired by classic seafaring literature, Marlin is set in the game fishing regions off Northern Queensland and played in a sea of foam. Marlin explores the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren and themes of grief, redemption and victory.
Arena Theatre Company has been making internationally acclaimed theatre for young people for almost 50 years. Arena and MTC are thrilled to collaborate on this new work for both schools and school holiday audiences.