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Pieces Of String

20 Apr - 5 May
  • Approx 2hrs 15mins, including interval
  • £27 - £12 & Discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
"A truly brilliant and moving show"
— Musical Theatre Review

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.

 

  1. 1. Standing In The Shadows Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 4:02
  2. 2. Pieces Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 3:39
  3. 3. Ordinary Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 2:54

What audiences say

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129550
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury's main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary's multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Carol Starks
Carol Starks
Jane
Andy Coxon
Andy Coxon
Ed
Marilyn Cutts
Marilyn Cutts
Rose
Ella Dunlop
Ella Dunlop
Gemma
Lauren Hall
Lauren Hall
Anna
Joel Harper-Jackson
Joel Harper-Jackson
Tom
Craig Mather
Craig Mather
Edward
Gary Wood
Gary Wood
Harry
Creatives
Ryan McBryde
Ryan McBryde
Director
Gus Gowland
Gus Gowland
Book, Music & Lyrics
Fin Redshaw
Fin Redshaw
Designer
Paul Herbert
Paul Herbert
Musical Director
Ben Cracknell
Ben Cracknell
Lighting Designer
Chris Bogg
Chris Bogg
Sound Designer
Ellen Kane
Ellen Kane
Movement Director
Marc Frankum
Marc Frankum
Casting Director
"Bold and exciting... beautiful, tender... magnificently directed... beautifully moving"
— BritishTheatre.Com
"A seriously impressive and utterly lovely new British musical"
— The Stage
"A genuine proper smash hit with masses of West End potential"
— Colchester Daily Gazette
"You simply have to see it to appreciate this truly exquisite piece of theatre"
— Theatre Life
"Theatrical excellence worthy of a West End transfer"
— Boyz Magazine
"Outstanding cast and production"
— Sunday Show Tunes
"Poignant, beautiful, and stunning"
— Theatre Life
"Go see Pieces of String and discover for yourself a formidable and magical musical experience"
— Boyz Magazine
"The best show I’ve seen this year by a mile! Absolutely wonderful! "
— The VI Critic
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