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Wetherby Whaler welcomed Mikron Theatre Company to perform its fishy tale

Article Date: 2015-05-11

The Wetherby Whaler welcomed the acclaimed Mikron Theatre Company for an evening of the very best in British theatre and food.

The much-loved Yorkshire fish and chip chain was proud to present the comedy ‘One of Each’, which was performed at the Guiseley and York Wetherby Whaler restaurants by the renowned theatre company.

The show, written by award-winning Playwright and Actor, Deborah McAndrew, best known for her role as Angie Freeman in Coronation Street,is a tale of storms at sea, saucy secrets and sibling rivalry. It centres around two rival fish and chip establishments owned by siblings who are battling it out for the coveted title of ‘Golden Fish Fork.’

Established in 1972, The Mikron Theatre Company tours with a cast of four actors and throughout its 44 years has performed for more than 312,000 people.

The company tours the country on a narrowboat in the summer and by road in the autumn, performing at a whole host of quirky venues, including allotments, dry docks and pubs.

The Wetherby Whaler group is a leading player in the popular fish and chip restaurant and take-away market in Yorkshire. Established in 1989 by Phillip and Janine Murphy, it has five high quality fish and chip restaurants and takeaways in Guiseley, Wetherby, Wakefield, York and Pudsey and serves more than 1.25 million portions of fish and chips each year.

Phillip Murphy said: "We were delighted to welcome the esteemed Mikron Theatre Company to our Guiseley and York restaurants. The performances were fantastic and, as a family-based fish and chip business, it was great to see a comedy that centres around sibling rivalry in the fish and chip trade – not a depiction of us, I hasten to add!”

Pete Toon, Producer at The Mikron Theatre Company, said: "I am extremely proud of The Mikron Theatre Company’s performances of ‘One of Each’, which were just fantastic.

"The Wetherby Whaler restaurants were the perfect arenas to showcase the performances, so I’d like to thank the team at The Wetherby Whaler for hosting the show.”

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