by Anthony Neilson
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+
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 charged, violent, poetic and uncompromising, Stitching 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.