‘Fishing’ tells the story of a son’s last ditch attempts at connection and reconciliation with his dying father Frank; who as the cancer takes over his body, is becoming increasingly bitter and frustrated at the prospect of losing control over what little time he has left. In the hospice, he dreams of one last “adventure” of his own, a return to one of his favorite fishing spots to ‘hit’ a tench or two and sink a pint of Kington’s at ‘The Royal’.

Realising that time is of the essence, Phil ‘kidnaps’ his Father from the clutches of ward sister “Eva Braun” and on a hired narrow-boat and borrowed time, the two men embark on a journey of discovery revolving around the only activity they ever shared, ‘fishing’. As they make their journey along the rivers and canals, the two men learn some painful home truths as long held secrets and opinions rise to the surface and with time running out, Phil is forced to reassess his commitment to the trip and ultimately his Father. Can he make it to the bitter end or will his selfish, middle class sensibilities betray them both?


Phil Barton David Reid
Frank Barton Christopher Bellamy
Kath Kerry Marriott
Sheila Lynn Rishworth
Doctor Wendy Davies
NurseBently Sangita Basudev
Auxiliary Nurse Rex Davies
Man on Canal Nick Card
Man in Chip Shop Jason Turner
Brenda Becky Virgo

Credits: Written By Paul Kenny.
Edited, Produced and Directed by Peter Beeston

This work is released under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported license

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