Stitching (Modern Plays) Paperback – 12 Sep 2002
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We will fix it. We will mend it. In the light of a pregnancy, a faithless couple pick apart their relationship, stitch by painful stitch. Can it be mended? Anthony Neilson's dark and intimate new play is a love story set at the extremes of brutality, banality and tenderness. "Stitching" opened at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 2 August 2002, and transferred to the Bush Theatre, London, on 12 September 2002."Explodes with power, discipline, integrity and sheer cruel psychological accuracy Neilson's writing has a terrible beauty" - "Sunday Times". "Startlingly rich and challenging, Neilson depicts with aching precision a relationship in which love is undermined by distrust" - "Time Out". "Shattering, shocking a serious, persuasive account of the blind alleys love can lead us down" - "Daily Telegraph". "A characteristically brave and brutal offering" - "Independent". "A deeply mesmerising, if shocking, experience as a couple smashes through taboo after taboo in a harrowing sexual tug of war" - "Evening Standard".
About the Author
Renowned for his pioneering, ground-breaking and imaginative new work, Anthony Neilson's work includes Penetrator, Heredity, The Lying Kind and The Censor, which won the Writers Guild and Time Out Award (all for the Royal Court). His other work includes Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness (Headlong Theatre), Stitching (The Traverse, The Bush - Time Out Off West End Award) and Normal (Edinburgh Festival). His films include The Debt Collector and Deeper Still.