Theatre503 and What More? Productions present
The Knitting Pattern
Written by Deborah Nash
Directed by Michael Hunt
“Which would you rather?
One night spinning a pound of wool,
or five minutes on the machine?
The breaking wheel of torture,
or the clean sweep of the guillotine?”
In 18th century France ruined aristocrat Purl meets a group of extraordinary women who shape destiny through their needles and yarn. This play – with set and props by textile students at Chelsea School of Art – is Purl’s story, told through knitting.
Deborah is a writer, journalist, editor and performer. What More? Productions was founded in 2016 to create highly visual theatre interpreting the stories of people, place and history through the hand-made and the miniature.
Audience praise for What More? Productions' other works
Posted on 16 August 2017
“We were fascinated throughout – very enjoyable. It’s the first puppetry performance I’ve been to. The frisson of finding what nature chooses to reveal of itself was captured wonderfully.”
“…really professional, beautiful, funny and scary.”
“I enjoyed this marvellous form of theatre for being so imaginative and different to anything seen before.”