A Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre co-production
“We were two weans playing at wee hooses, him in his first job and me being the good wife doing his washing. Now we’re both paying the price.”
Jack is proud of his work at the Clyde shipyards. His wife, Beanie, who is nursing him through asbestosis, thinks he’s a fool. But the real test of their marriage comes when they discover that the dusty overalls Jack brought home to be washed by Beanie, poisoned her too. This isn’t what she thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.
Meanwhile their daughter, Lucy, attempts to overcome her grief. Will she be held back by her parents’ experience, or will she have the courage to allow romance to blossom with Pete?
Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet, Fibres is a big-hearted and laugh out loud play about what it means to entwine our lives with another, in sickness and in health. A story told by four characters who show a very Glaswegian resilience and wit, the play asks can we ever cut the cords that bind us and who will catch us if we do?
Stellar Quines is an award-winning organisation whose vision is to be Scotland’s leading touring theatre company, inspiring excellence in women and girls. The company’s mission is to celebrate the value and diversity of women and girls by making brilliant theatre, provoking change, nurturing artists and empowering participation.
With support from Clydeside Action on Asbestos.
Part of our Citizens Women season.
Date Time Information 19 Oct 8pm Cove Burgh Hall, tickets on sale soon. 22 Oct 7.30pm Paisley Arts Centre book tickets here 24 Oct 7pm The Pearce Institute, tickets on sale soon. 25 Oct 7.30pm Beacon Arts Centre book tickets here 26 Oct 7pm St. Francis Community Centre, tickets on sale soon. 27 Oct 7pm Barmulloch Community Centre, tickets on sale soon. 29 Oct 8pm Traverse Theatre book tickets here 30 Oct 8pm Traverse Theatre book tickets here 31 Oct 7pm Barlanark Community Centre, tickets on sale soon. 1 Nov 7.30pm Dunoon Burgh Hall, tickets on sale soon. 2 Nov 7pm The Whiteinch Centre, tickets on sale soon.
Cast & Creative Team
Written by Frances Poet
Directed by Jemima Levick