Get Up And Tie Your Fingers

  • Character: Molly
  • Directed by: Gilliam Hambleton
  • Written by: Ann Coburn
  • Other cast: Eleanor Dennison, Bidi Iredale
  • Premiere date: March 2009
  • Running time: Unknown
  • Theatre/Producer: Northumberland Theatre Company

The 1881 Eyemouth Fishing Disaster was – and still is – the worst fishing disaster Britain has ever seen. With the loss of almost twenty ships and 189 men, entire families and communities were destroyed as the herring lassies could only stand onshore and watch. Against the backdrop of this disaster, Get Up And Tie Your Fingers, gives a fictional account of Jean, Janet and young Molly as they go about their daily lives, tell us their hopes and dreams and deal with their devastating losses. Beyond the grim toll of the sea, there lies a remarkable tale of endurance, survival and courage of the east coast herring fishing communities.


Theatre Productions > 2009 | « Mixed Up North »


« Teenage Molly, played by Rose Leslie in her first professional theatre role, brims with youthful exuberance and wide-eyed wonder. » (The Journal)