The Sewing Group

Royal Court

The Sewing Group

10 Nov 2016 - 22 Dec 2016

£10.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
11 reviews

3.1 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

I have spoken very clearly with her and I have told her that she is new here and that she must live how we live.

A woman arrives in a rural village in pre-industrial England. Her desire is to sew and learn from their simple way of life.

But the group soon begins to suspect she is not who they thought she was.


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“Meticulous writing and a strong cast make for a thrilling social satire.”

Tim Bano (The Stage, Time Out)

“A sly thing... Cryptic, arresting... All of them suggest wariness exceptionally well; Glascott has particular eerie brightness.”

Susannah Clapp (The Observer)

“Consistently intriguing, often oddly funny and ultimately unsettling... Glascott gives a subtle central performance.”

Sarah Hemming (Financial Times)

“Her carefully-wrought plotting, which springs its surprises with considerable wit and skill... Never less than intriguing.”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“As the low-key drama flips into a parody of a detective story, Crowe artfully and cleverly keeps us guessing... Intriguing.”

Aleks Sierz (Arts Desk, The Stage)

“A teasing tapestry of a play... The actors do really well to do hold on to the ambiguity but also extract a few giggles.”

Miriam Gillinson (Arts Desk, Time Out)

“A puzzling if intriguing piece... Too compressed to deal with so many big issues... Undeniably teases the imagination.”

Michael Billington (The Guardian)

“Glascott is excellent at each stage of Maggie's evolution... Recommended.”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“That rarest and most thrilling of theatrical treats: a shape-shifting piece whose next move we can never second-guess.”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Not a lot happens – a lot... The vignettes are so abrupt and sketch-like, they court growing disbelief and even laughter.”

Dominic Cavendish (The Telegraph)

“As the periods of darkness increase, I experience a partial eclipse of my goodwill. What are we watching? ”

Ann Treneman (Times)

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