A powerful new play by Abi Zakarian will set out on a UK tour this Summer starring Nancy Sullivan. FABRIC exposes the shifting roles and expectations of women in today’s society asking how, if ever, they can be fulfilled.
FABRIC will be directed by Tom O’Brien and star Nancy Sullivan who is best known for her critically acclaimed roles in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice (‘Nancy Sullivan is outstanding’ – The Stage), Les Miserables and The Fastest Clock in the Universe. The play is produced by Robin Rayner in association with The Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury and will premiere at the EM Forster Theatre Tonbridge on 22nd June 2016.
Leah has lost her friends, family and dignity. Forced to move for a third time following a harrowing court case, she relives painful events in her past as she sorts through all the stuff that has accumulated in her spare room: clothes she doesn’t wear, books she doesn’t read, things she doesn’t need anymore. Leah desperately tries to unpick just where it all went wrong and who is really to blame. FABRIC is a hard-hitting play that deals with the aftermath of a rape and recommended for ages 15+.
Full tour dates are: 22 – 25 June, EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge; 2 July, Theatre Royal, Margate; 5 July Old Fire Station, Oxford; 6 – 7 July, Mercury Theatre, Colchester; 8 – 9 July, The Cryer, Carshalton; 11 – 14 July, New Wimbledon Studio, London; 20 July, The Hawth, Crawley; and 21 – 22 July, Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.
This brand new play was developed by TREMers (Off West End Award winning ‘The Dogs Of War’ by Tim Foley & ‘The Fastest Clock in the Universe’ by Philip Ridley) and is supported by Arts Council England.
Directed by Tom O’Brien
Set & Costume Design by Alyson Cummins
Sound Design by Max Pappenheim
Lighting Design by Zia Holly
Movement Direction by Lee Crowley
New Wimbledon Studio Theatre
Monday 11th to Thursday 14th July