Pieces Of String

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Fri 20 April 2018
Sat 5 May 2018
Approx 2hrs 15mins, including interval
£27 - £12 & Discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

Made in Colchester production

Scroll down to see what audiences are saying about Pieces of String!

When Jane returns from her father’s funeral to start clearing the house she grew up in – packing away the family photographs, closing a chapter – she isn’t prepared for the untold story she’s about to discover threaded through her past, a story that threatens to unravel her relationship with her own children and shake her understanding of who she is.

A new musical set simultaneously in the 1940s and in the present day, Pieces Of String tells how Jane’s father, Edward, came back from the Second World War with a secret that would change his life forever – a secret that he would carry until the day he died.

With hauntingly beautiful music and a heart-rending human story, Pieces Of String is a tender, funny, emotionally-charged exploration of how three generations of one family learn to deal with a story that nobody’s been brave enough to tell until today.

Times may have changed but some battles still need to be fought.

Tickets are now available for the Pieces of String Backstage Tour and Touch Tour.


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What audiences say



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Bold and exciting... beautiful


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tender... magnificently directed... beautifully moving

The Stage

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A seriously impressive and utterly lovely new British musical

Colchester Daily Gazette

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A genuine proper smash hit with masses of West End potential

Theatre Life

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You simply have to see it to appreciate this truly exquisite piece of theatre

Boyz Magazine

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Theatrical excellence worthy of a West End transfer

Sunday Show Tunes

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Outstanding cast and production

Theatre Life

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The VI Critic

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and stunning

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Go see Pieces of String and discover for yourself a formidable and magical musical experience

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The best show I’ve seen this year by a mile! Absolutely wonderful!


Ryan McBryde



Gus Gowland



Fin Redshaw

Music & Lyrics


Paul Herbert



Ben Cracknell

Musical Director


Chris Bogg

Lighting Designer


Ellen Kane

Sound Designer


Marc Frankum

Movement Director


Casting Director

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