Stitches is an original piece of theatre from the pen of young and critically-acclaimed writer Claire Urwin. Urwin, a graduate from Manchester University currently undertaking a Masters in Martin Amis’ Creative Writing course, specialises in dark works blending fantasy and reality, her previous work No Wonder having made an impact at the National Student Drama Festival.
Stitches spins an Orwellian take on a mysterious post-apocalyptic future, its characters forced into working for the Department of Flora & Fauna, researching lost wildlife for the State. Into the midst of a group of conscripts, a new girl arrives, setting the events of the play in motion.
Urwin’s words are brought to life by the University of Manchester Drama Society and the Scratch That theatre company, and Stitches is directed by the award-winning Rajiv Nathwani.
With such a mix of emerging, young and acclaimed talent behind it, the production looks to be one for anyone who appreciates new and original works of theatre to add to their Fringe diaries.
Stitches runs from 17th-29th August (not 23rd) at The Spaces @ The Radisson. £7 (£5 concession).