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Black Thread White Thread
Brink Productions & English Touring Theatre

  • Venue: Piano Bar
  • When: Tue 28 Feb 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Genre: Theatre
  • Main Audience: Adults (18+)
  • Producer: Kay Jamieson (AUST) & Jane Claire (UK)
  • No. in touring party: 14

Black Thread White Thread
Written by Bryony Lavery. Directed by Chris Drummond.

For half the world the day begins, for half the world the day ends. Here.

Taking reference from the remarkable story of Adelaide woman Gill Hicks, who lost her legs in the 2005 London bombings, Black Thread White Thread explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human.

Beautiful and fragmented, this collaboration between Brink Productions (Adelaide) and English Touring Theatre (London) is poetic and ambitious in form and content. It layers dreams with reality, compassion with devastation, and identity with loss to build a deeply woven picture of humanity.

At the click of a finger, the lives of strangers are both knitted together and blown apart. Flawed and self-absorbed existences float in and around an Australian woman at the centre, who finds herself confronted by an horrific reality. Through this moment, Black Thread White Thread unravels time to reveal the strands of unconditional love that bind us all, as strangers, together.

Brink Productions

Brink Productions creates original theatre through long-term collaborations with artists and non-artists from different disciplines and backgrounds. Led by Artistic Director Chris Drummond and Executive Producer Kay Jamieson, Brink creates theatre that is rich and complex in content, yet simple and engaging in its presentation. Brink has been carving a unique path through its distinctive approach to text-based collaboration: a particular interplay of inspiration, aesthetic, process, people and aspiration that produces original theatre of substance and scale. Brink’s multi-award winning production When the Rain Stops Falling played to nearly 60,000 people in four Australian states over three years.

English Touring Theatre

ETT is one of the UK’s foremost theatre companies and the largest and most successful touring company in England. Under the artistic leadership of its Director Rachel Tackley, it has built new artistic partnerships and broadened its repertoire to tour to new and familiar audiences across the country. Awarded the prestigious Producer of the Year by The Stage Newspaper in 2011, ETT works with a rich mix of leading and emerging artists to stage innovative and ambitious theatre. The company produces work primarily for larger theatres, driven by the knowledge that experiencing plays as a member of a large audience is a powerful cultural experience.

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Kay Jamieson
Executive Producer, Brink Productions
GPO Box 1269
Adelaide SA 5001
+61 8 8211 6565
+61 8 8211 6513
+61 417 556 580