Pieces Of String
- Approx 2hrs 15mins, including interval
- £27 - £12 & Discounts
- Wheelchair Access
- Audio Described with Touch Tour
A Made in Colchester production
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.
- 1. Standing In The Shadows Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 4:02
- 2. Pieces Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 3:39
- 3. Ordinary Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland 2:54
Book, Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland
Developed by Perfect Pitch
Co-produced by the Mercury Theatre Colchester and TBO Productions
Directed by Ryan McBryde
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