Synopsis

The Sewing Group

The Sewing Group $14.99

Buy Kindle Edition

E V Crowe

Published by Faber & Faber

1 Male 5 Female

"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 ... There's no point in just making quilts. They have to serve the village. They have to DO something"

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

REVIEWS

★ ★ ★ ★ "Cross-stitch, espionage and possibly time-travel converge in E.V. Crowe's new play... Crowe builds it up, stitch by stitch ... Intriguing and unsettling ... keeps you guessing until near the end" ~ Financial Times

★ ★ ★ ★ "E V Crowe explores the disorienting effects of technology in her cryptic new play" ~ The Observer

"It begins with a rapid succession of short scenes showing black-gowned women embroidering a piece of stretched lace by candlelight

Initially there are two of them known simply as A and B. They are joined by a newcomer, C, who starts as an innocent novice but who gradually asserts her authority. She introduces striking colours and radical designs into the sewing circle and when a grieving widow, D, joins them, she assumes complete control. She gets the women to make character-revealing quilts and stirs up mutual suspicions with accusations of theft

By mid-point, you assume that Crowe is dealing exclusively with power struggles in a hermetic female world. But it soon becomes clear that she has larger targets in view ..." ~ The Guardian

Browse Library

About Stageplays

Stageplays offers you the largest collection of Plays & Musicals in the world.

Based in the UK and the USA, we’ve been serving the online theatre community since the last century. We’re primarily a family-run business and several of us also work in professional theatre.

But we’re all passionate about theatre and we all work hard to share that passion with you and the world’s online community.

Subscribe to our theatre newsletter

We'll email you regular details of new plays and half-price special offers on a broad range of theatre titles.

Shipping

We can deliver any play in print to any country in the world - and we ship from both the US and the UK.

© 2010 - 2022 Stageplays, Inc.