PIECE OF SILK at the Hope Theatre

PIECE OF SILK
The play, inspired by The Arabian Nights, is about the power of story-telling to counter-attack the devastating effects of domestic violence.

'You'll fuck us, but you hate us, right? Specially if we're "other"'

Shaz, 19, has 1,212 . . . 1,213 followers on Vimeo, ‘Shaggytales’. Sister Dunya, 17, drums, shouts but doesn’t leave the house. They’ve never met their older brother from overseas, who comes to keep an eye on them while mum’s away. He has only their best interests at heart. So why do they fear for their lives?

Inspired by The Arabian Nights and drawing on the shocking stories of women survivors of domestic violence, PIECE OF SILK proves definitively that ‘story-telling is a matter of life and death’.
Jennie Buckman, writer (Rada, BBC, National Theatre) and Tania Azevedo, director, worked with Southall Black Sisters, Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights’ Organisation and artists from Not Shut Up Collective to create this refreshing, multi-media, new play.

“This is a true story
Within a fairy tale
Within a fable.
It’s about magic and mystery and Goings on.
It’s about my street, my blood, my Better-than-my-own family.”

See the trailer for Piece of Silk here: https://vimeo.com/169982188

CAST

Jack Bence (BBC – Sherlock, The Interceptor, Bad Education, Peep Show; E4 – Misfits, Phone Shop)
Heather Coombs (BBC – Call The Midwife, Silent Witness)
Devesh Kishore (Soho Theatre, Birmingham Stage)
Samantha Shellie (ROH, BBC - Casualty and Crimewatch)
Tanya Vital (BBC - Doctors, Casualty, ITV - Brief Encounters)

CREATIVE TEAM
Writer & Artistic Director - Jennie Buckman
Director - Tania Azevedo
Producer - Alex Murphy
Assistant Producer & Marketing Officer - Diana Estrela
Casting Director - Leon Kay
Set and Costume Designer - Matilda Marangoni
Videographer, Sound Designer & Composer - Oddinn Hilmarsson
Lighting Designer - Clancy Flynn
Movement Director - Chloe Aliyanni

piece of silk
writer JENNIE BUCKMAN / director TANIA AZEVEDO
14 June - 2 July
7.45pm
£15/£12
Tues to Sat. No shows Sun & Mon.

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