The Sewing Group
“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.”
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.
'Cross-stitch, espionage and possibly time-travel converge in E.V. Crowe’s new play...
Crowe builds it up, stitch by stitch, and Stewart Laing’s cleverly pitched production keeps you guessing until near the end. '
Financial Times l Sarah Hemming Read full review
'E V Crowe explores the disorienting effects of technology in her cryptic new play'
The Observer l Susannah Clapp Read full review
'Meticulous writing and a strong cast make for a thrilling social satire'
The Stage | Tim Bano Read full review
'Crowe creates a bizarre, backwards-looking little world, all in service of exploring the personal imprints left behind by the omnipresence of technology.'
Glascott excels in the role.
The Upcoming | Connor Campbell Read full review
'A teasing tapestry of a play'
Time Out | Miriam Gillinson Read full review
'Glascott is excellent at each stage of Maggie's evolution – snarky wit, fierce denial and resistance; raw unravelling and willed re-grouping.
The Independent | Paul Taylor Read full review
Running Time: 85 mins
Age Guidance: 14+
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