Pieces Of String
- Approx 2hrs 15mins, including interval
- £27 - £12 & Discounts
- Wheelchair Access
- Audio Described with Touch Tour
"A truly brilliant and moving show"
A 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.
- 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
What audiences say
— Joe McFadden (@mrjoemcfadden) April 27, 2018
#PiecesOfString at the @mercurytheatre in #Colchester is a magical thing, beautiful bit of writing and fantastically well directed. Some stand out moments and a wonderful crazy old lady with a biscuit tin full of secrets. Don’t miss it.
— Dom Atkins (@domatkins) April 28, 2018
Just seen #PiecesOfString @mercurytheatre and wow what a show! One of the best things I have seen at this theatre and believe me they have put on some great productions.
Such a moving storyline brilliantly staged and acted. Definitely worthy of a stint in the West End
— Jane Dyster (@darcydyster) April 28, 2018
Saw #piecesofstring yesterday at the @mercurytheatre and it was one of the best experiences I've had. It was moving, inspiring, the acting was incredible and emotional, the music was sensational, I haven't stopped talking about it since. It was pure magic. Amazing performance! 😍
— Kiri Ann (@KiriAnnGreen) April 22, 2018
@mercurytheatre It was brilliant, I cried, got proper tingles on my arms when cast sang together at the end…a huge 'wave' of a standing ovation from audience, too! ♥️🌈
— michelle burrows (@dorisdaydream) April 21, 2018
Those who like new British musicals shouldn't miss #PiecesOfString at Colchester's @mercurytheatre. It is also for anyone who enjoys good theatre. A brilliant production and a beautifully talented cast. @GusGowland you've written a little gem of a show.
— Peter Dudas (@dudaspeter) April 20, 2018
— Tracey Wootten (@Yvaine24) April 28, 2018
- 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!Find Out More
"Bold and exciting... beautiful, tender... magnificently directed... beautifully moving"
"A seriously impressive and utterly lovely new British musical"
"A genuine proper smash hit with masses of West End potential"
"You simply have to see it to appreciate this truly exquisite piece of theatre"
"Theatrical excellence worthy of a West End transfer"
"Outstanding cast and production"
"Poignant, beautiful, and stunning"
"Go see Pieces of String and discover for yourself a formidable and magical musical experience"
"The best show I’ve seen this year by a mile! Absolutely wonderful! "