Stitching

by Anthony Neilson

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Dates: 26th March – 12th April
Preview: 8pm Wednesday 26th
Opening: 8pm Thursday 27th
Performances:  8pm Tuesday – Saturday. Saturday Matinee 12th April 2pm.
Tickets: $30 Full. $25 Concession. $20 Preview and Cheap Tuesday. Strictly 18+

Upstairs Theatre
TAP Gallery, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst

Stitching is a delicately-wrought, dark and sometimes sordid account of a relationship pushed to the brink. Stu and Abby (played by Wade Doolan & Lara Lightfoot) are confronted with the most harrowing of choices – keep the baby or not? When they can scarcely survive the discussion itself, what hope do they have of raising a child in this passionate yet often twisted and toxic relationship? As they face their past, present and eventual future, the two rip, tear and painstakingly unstitch the fabric of their personalities and the relationship itself. Their increasingly confrontational levels of perversion will surely bring them to breaking point. Sexually chargedviolentpoetic and uncompromisingStitching has been banned in parts of Europe and is one of the most controversial and powerful plays to come out of the UK in the last two decades. International Director, Mark Westbrook directed a production of Stitching in Glasgow to glowing audience and critical responses. He is revisiting the work for Little Spoon Theatre’s production, with a fresh set of eyes and a wealth of experience. Westbrook has trained BAFTA and OSCAR winners and directed successful and critically acclaimed plays across the UK. He brings a valuable skill set to the table, ruthlessly pushing to get the most out of his cast. Stitching is raw, truthful, uncompromising and incredibly human. Beautiful and tragic all at once, and a little more familiar than we would like to admit.

Stitching Jpeg Directed by Mark Westbrook
Set & Costume design by Anna Gardiner
Lighting Design by Liam O’Keefe
With Wade Doolan and Lara Lightfoot

 

 

 

 

Warning: This show contains explicit language and adult themes, and is not suitable for persons under 18 years