Company of Sirens present STITCHING by Anthony Neilson, Directed by Chris Durnall, featuring Nathan Sussex and Stacey Daly, designed by Jo Hughes Lighting design Jane Lalljee.
Stuart and Abby love each other madly but when Abby discovers she is pregnant the choices that they make will haunt them forever
‘Stitching’ follows the dangerously dark and inventive games that the couple play to try and reconnect. As they circle and test each other they move between reality and fantasy, their visceral poetry and physicality culminating in a truly shocking ending.
‘STITCHING’ opened at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, August 2002 and transferred to the Bush Theatre, London on 12 September 2002 receiving massive publicity due to its uncompromising nature. In 2009 Malta banned the play from public performance. The Maltese government issued a list alluding to references included within the play which were deemed, amongst other things, to be blasphemous, obscene and perverted. The ban upon this piece of writing sparked an international debate upon the issue of censorship within the arts.
The same team that brought Patrick Jones’ sell-out “Revelation”, return to Chapter Arts Centre this autumn
with Anthony Neilson’s critically acclaimed play “The Censor”