Catch of the Day

presented by Red Fox Theatre

Ireland, 1966. An ordinary skipper sails into the sleepy town of Dingle with a very unusual catch…

Chaos immediately ensues and a ridiculous series of events are put into motion, involving the head of the Irish government, a publican who happens to be an amateur marine biologist, a magical dolphin, the actual Queen of England, and a whole bunch of really confused nuns.

An unbelievable true story, Catch of the Day is a riotous romp of a play, all set in a West of Ireland pub. Built from the testimonies of those who remember, this ‘side-splittingly funny’ (The Irish Post *****) and ‘utterly joyous’ (Within Her Words *****) mash-up of live music, comedy, and theatre, is the ‘ideal show for a night out with friends and family’ (LondonTheatre1 *****).

Following an award-nominated run at Edinburgh Fringe (shortlisted for Best Musical), critically acclaimed, sell-out shows in London and Oxford, and fresh from its home-coming Irish tour, Catch of the Day is on UK tour this autumn.

Bring your mates and your mammy, grab a pint with the lads from Dingle, and get ready for one craic-ing night out.

One fish can make a big splash.



Running time: 1 hour (there is no interval)
Age guidance: 12 +
Photo: Jack McGuire


Red Fox Theatre
Award nominated theatre company, Red Fox Theatre was formed in 2018. We make children’s theatre for grown-ups, unashamedly silly, experimental and a little bit educational. Working with absurd true stories that have a political edge, we combine live music, comedy and theatre to create magical storytelling experiences for audiences across the UK and Ireland.



The following dates are presented on tour by house

Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
02/10/2021 8pm - 9pm Old Fire Station, Oxford Book here
06/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Theatre, Chipping Norton Book here
07/10/2021 8pm - 9pm Farnham Maltings Book here
08/10/2021 8pm - 9pm The Phoenix Theatre & Arts Centre. Book here
09/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm Ashcroft Arts Centre Book here
11/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm Bedales Book here
13/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Garage Book here
14/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm Wells Maltings Book here
15/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm Norden Farm Centre for the Arts Book here
16/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm The Woodville Book here
20/10/2021 7.45pm - 8.45pm The Hawth Crawley Book here
21/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm GlassBox Theatre Book here
22/10/2021 - 23/10/2021 7.30pm - 8.30pm Gulbenkian Book here
28/10/2021 8pm - 9pm Ventnor Exchange Book here
30/10/2021 8pm - 9pm Worthing Theatres Book here