Rab's fortunes have declined along with the fishing industry in which he has worked all his life, but now he eyes a glimpse of hope.
Catherine Czerkawska's short play The Price of a Fish Supper was first performed at Òran Mór, Glasgow, as part of the A Play, a Pie and a Pint season in March 2005.
Catherine Czerkawska is an extensively published and award-winning writer of fiction (novels and short stories) non-fiction and plays for theatre, BBC radio and television.
Born in Yorkshire, of Polish and Irish parentage, she has spent most of her life in Scotland, with time also spent working in Finland, Poland and the Canaries.
Her stage plays include two full length plays commissioned by Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre: Wormwood, a full-length play about the Chernobyl disaster staged in 1997 and Quartz. She has written three plays for Glasgow Oran Mor, as well as various community theatre projects, television drama and more than 100 hours of drama for BBC R4.
Her other interests include antique textiles, local and social history. She has served on the committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland and spent four years as Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of the West of Scotland.
In the Press
The heart was getting ripped out of Anderson, just as it had been ripped out of Billy. Decisions have to be made, loyalties examined and painful truths faced. Better days were coming, however, in the promise of new corporation housing and it is against this backdrop of demolition and renewal that Building Bridges opens.