Stinky McFish And The World’s Worse Wish

Stinky McFish And The World’s Worse Wish

A new, comedy puppet show for children, recommended age 4 to 8.  Duration: 45-50 minutes
Performed by Joanna Neary / Written by Joanna Neary and Joseph Nixon

Directed by Emma Edwards / Puppets by Katherine Morton / Songs by Heather Minor

About the show

Stinky McFish And The World’s Worst Wish is a seaside version of the Grimm Brothers traditional fairy tale ‘The Frog Prince’. Scuttle Stinky McFish is a crab who longs to be human. Can little Lucy help to make his dream come true? Should Scuttle The Crab be careful what he wishes for? Meanwhile, Marina The Marine Explorer needs some help to make life in the rock-pools good again for everyone. An original and beautifully crafted comedy show with songs, puppetry and play, Stinky McFish And The World’s Worst Wish is about friendship, home and the environment. There is a version available of this show featuring live music.


Audience feedback, Brighton Festival 2019

‘Jo’s sense of humour is infectious and she’s got the knack of being able to make the show fun for young and old’

‘What a brilliant show. Loved the craft interlude and the kids still have their crab puppets!’

‘Hilarious. Haven’t laughed this much in ages. Oh and the children really enjoyed it’


Joanna starred for two series in So Awkward on CBBC as Miss Jones, (the Librarian with A Moustache) and also in Young Dracula (also CBBC). She has performed in shows for older children on Channel 4 such as Skins and My Mad Fat Diary. Joanna recently worked as a presenter for a Radio 4 arts programme, curating contributions from children and grown ups, ‘The Art Of Now – Inbox’ in 2018 (available to hear on iplayer). Nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award –Newcomer for her first solo show and also Leicester Comedy Festival (Best Show) in 2016, Joanna has won Best Actor awards for her character comedy from Latest Awards and Fringe Report.


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