The Fish Cage
The Fish Cage will be Greedy Pig Theatre Company's summer production, following the story of a teen who gets a murderer trapped in his head.
The Fish Cage is an original full-length play by Douglas Murdoch, directed by Lex Kaby and co-produced by Holly Jefferies.
Connor is a nineteen year-old introvert, obsessed with comic books and superheroes. He’s at his happiest when he’s alone with his own thoughts. Except... for the next three days, he’s not.
In a world where criminals store their consciousnesses in others to evade capture, Connor now finds himself with an eccentric, charismatic and quite possibly homicidal newcomer in his head, and a fight for control begins. The Fish Cage is a thrilling, funny and gritty look into how a normal family’s loyalties shift when control starts to slip away.
Because when you share a mind with someone, nothing stays hidden for long...
'This is a finely executed show that hits all the beats of a crime thriller in all the right places, and examines the pressing topics of toxic masculinity and male violence towards women with the allegorical flare of a truly great piece of science-fiction.' - Confessions of a Five Foot Two Actress (2021).
'A vibrant, thought-provoking new play'
Bath Echo (2021)
'This is a finely executed show that hits all the beats of a crime thriller in all the right places'
Confessions of a Five Foot Two Actress (2021)
Writer & Co-Producer
Douglas Murdoch has produced 'Life, Still' (2019), 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (which he wrote), and will be producing a selection of Greedy Pig projects, due to launch this year.
Doug is also a marketing specialist, having previously worked at the Egg Theatre in Bath, and now working freelance. He studied at Bath Spa University, where he achieved an MA in Scriptwriting.
Director & Set Designer
Lex Kaby is a theatre-maker, producer and co-founder of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. She has directed all of Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s productions to date, including ‘Life, Still’ (2019), ‘Close Your Eyes, I’m Filming’ (2020), 'Nhair' (2021), 'The Fish Cage' (2021) and ‘The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret’ (2021). As well as this, she has worked extensively as a director and choreographer for Rare Productions.
Lex is currently studying an MA in Directing at Bath Spa University and works as a freelance director. She has recently directed 'The curse of the Sapphire Blade' for Black Dog Productions (2021), 'The Wave' for Calf2Cow (2021), 'DING!' for Flipside Productions (2021) and is looking forward to working with Black Hound Productions and His Terectomy in the near future.
Lex is passionate about gender in performance and is currently researching the ways in which actors and directors portray gender in theatre.
Holly Jefferies is a freelance creative producer, project administrator and theatre-maker, based in the South West. As a part-time MA student in Creative Producing she is also an associate producer for Bath Spa Productions. Holly has experience fulfilling arts administration roles for the Ustinov Studio at the Theatre Royal Bath and for Wise Children’s The School for Wise Children summer programme. Recent creative projects include Coven at SparkFest Digital 2020, Polly Teale’s ‘Jane Eyre’ at Bath Spa University Theatre, Greedy Pig Theatre Company’s upcoming small tour of ‘The Fish Cage’, and Gabrielle Finnegans ‘Cat and her Whittington’ at SparkFest 2021.
With a passion for the transformative power of the arts Holly enjoys making work that experiments with form to talk about real world issues.
PATRICK JAMES WITHEY
Patrick is a theatre maker and Artistic Director of Black Hound Productions (no relation to Black Dog Productions) based in Somerset. He trained at Bath Theatre Academy from 2017-2019 and has since portrayed “Pistol” and “the High Constable of France” in Apricity Theatre’s “The Breach” and “Heinz Gereinger” and “The Hitler Youth” in Moondog Productions’ UK Tour of James Stills holocaust memorial play “And Then They Came For Me.” Patrick has also written and designed two four star shows with Black Hound, “Alright?” and a children’s Christmas piece, “Bea and the Winter Winds”.
Lorna studied Acting at Bath Spa University and graduated in 2018 and since then has been involved in many different projects throughout the South West in both TV and Stage. She has participated in a touring Pantomime and played multiple Supporting Artist roles in Sex Education, Casualty, The Spanish Princess and His Dark Materials. She also featured in ITV’s The Pembrokeshire Murders in the role of Video Editor.
Njeko Katebe brings his classical theatre experience to a contemporary stage. Njeko’s most unique acting experience was in a two man production of Twelfth Night in which he had to utilise various props in a comedic fashion on stage to display character changes throughout the duration of the show. When he’s not acting, Njeko enjoys songwriting, dancing and contemporary art. Originally a Zambian national, Njeko moved to England at the age of 7 and immediately developed an interest in performing arts and later began his career as a professional actor.
Tiffany graduated with an acting degree in 2016 and since then has been focussing primarily on theatre projects throughout the South West. She is also a director, stage combat choreographer and writer. She is co-founder of Bath based theatre company Black Dog Productions (no relation to Black Hound Productions). Black Dog has a busy year ahead of them with three shows touring this year; 'The Curse Of The Sapphire Blade' touring July-August, 'Submission' Touring October, and Co-production with Apricity Theatre and Dumb Blonde Theatre 'The White Heart Inn' touring countrywide from Halloween this year.
Lighting Designer& Technician
Cara is a Welsh freelance Lighting Designer and Technical Stage Manager. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) where she studied Stage Management and Technical Theatre. Cara is committed to making innovative, accessible, and sustainable productions and is passionate about new writing and unconventional theatre. Cara was also one of The Association of Lighting Designers' 20:20 Lumières.
Grace is a freelance Sound Designer, Operator and Technician. She trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) where she achieved a BA (Hons) in Stage Management and Technical Theatre.
James is a composer and conductor currently working in the Bath area. James is excited once again to be working with The Greedy Pig Theatre Company on this project. As well as being a member of the Bath Abbey Lay Clerks, James has also recently qualified as a secondary Music and Maths teacher and is excited by the prospect of helping and guiding the next generation of students, no matter what their interests are.
Alicia has worked as an actor, director and stage manager since graduating from Bath Spa University with a first class honours degree in acting in 2016. She also co-founded Black Dog Productions, a theatre company focused on producing new writing based in the Southwest. Alicia’s stage management credits include Howl (2017), Orphan (2018/19), There’s Nothing There (2020).
Megan studied at the School of Art and Design at Bath Spa University where she achieved a BA in Graphic Communication. She has previously enjoyed designing the posters for the majority of the Greedy Pig past projects! Meg also has her very own art shop on Etsy where she sells and commissions her designs and illustrations, check out @mgs_designn if you’re interested - she also takes commissions!