Nancy Crane, Fiona Glascott, Jane Hazlegrove, John Mackay, Sarah Niles and Alison O’Donnel have been cast in E V Crowe’s new play The Sewing Group which runs in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 10 November – Thursday 22 December 2016 with press night 16 November.
“I have spoken very clearly with her and I have told her that she is new here and that she must live how we live.”
A woman arrives in a rural village in pre-industrial England. Her desire is to sew and learn from their simple way of life. But the group soon begins to suspect she is not who they thought she was.
“There’s no point in just making quilts. They have to serve the village. They have to DO something.”
Introducing First Look tickets
At the Royal Court no piece of work we premiere has ever been seen before and the first few performances in front of an audience are the final part of a long creative process that starts with the playwright. We need the audiences’ feedback to complete this and have decided to open up the first three previews in a new way to make this an integral part of the process. As a result we will be inviting online feedback from audience members who attend First Look performances so they can share what they think with the artistic team, therefore influencing the final piece. These tickets will be at a reduced price of £20.
THE SEWING GROUP plays at Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 10 November – Thursday 22 December 2016