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Fibres Film

By: Frances Poet

Fibres Film

By: Frances Poet

Directed by: Jemima Levick

Co-produced by: Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre

Filmed by: Solus Productions

A new filmed version of Fibres by Frances Poet, our 2019 co-production with Citizens Theatre, premiered online on Wednesday 25 November 2020. It was available to watch for free for a month.

The film reunited the original cast and creative team behind the theatre show which previously toured community venues in Scotland to critical and audience acclaim.

Cast

  • Maureen Carr

    Beanie

  • Ali Craig

    Pete

  • Suzanne Magowan

    Lucy

  • Jonathan Watson

    Jack

Creative Team

  • Frances Poet

    Writer

  • Jemima Levick

    Director

  • Jen McGinley

    Set & Costume Design

  • Emma Jones

    Lighting Design

  • Patricia Panther

    Sound Design

  • Phil Gurney

    Director of Photography

  • Richard Poet

    Editor

  • Rasmus Rani

    Camera Assistant

  • Fergus Cruickshank

    Camera Assistant

  • Daniel Strasser

    Camera Assistant

  • Douglas Kerr

    Sound Recordist

  • Eve Kerr

    Sound Assistant

  • Michelle Colletta

    Make-Up

  • Erin McCardie

    Script Supervisor

  • Chas Chalmers

    Online Editor

  • Matt Ramsay

    Dubbing Mixer

  • Jim Webster

    Solus Productions Producer

About The Show

“We were two weans playing at wee hooses, him in his first job and me being the good wife doing his washing. Now we’re both paying the price.”

Jack is proud of his work at the Clyde shipyards. His wife, Beanie, who is nursing him through asbestosis, thinks he’s a fool. But the real test of their marriage comes when they discover that the dusty overalls Jack brought home to be washed by Beanie, poisoned her too. This isn’t what she thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.

Meanwhile their daughter, Lucy, attempts to overcome her grief. Will she be held back by her parents’ experience, or will she have the courage to allow romance to blossom with Pete?

Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet, Fibres is a big-hearted and laugh out loud play about what it means to entwine our lives with another, in sickness and in health. A story told by four characters who show a very Glaswegian resilience and wit, the play asks can we ever cut the cords that bind us and who will catch us if we do?

Cast includes much loved actor Jonathan Watson (Only An Excuse, Two Doors Down, Rab C Nesbitt) and Maureen Carr (‘ugly sister’ Edith in Still Game and baddie Theresa O’Hara in River City).

Suitable for ages 14+

The film of Fibres is supported by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund. With additional support from Action on Asbestos and Thompsons Solicitors.

Fibres Film production image - Jonathan Watson standing with his hands in his coat pocket and smiling Fibres Film production image of Maureen Carr standing in an outdoor coat and clutching a handbag, wearing a serious expression Fibres Film production image - showing Suzanne Magowan standing in the centre with Jonathan Watson and Maureen Carr behind her Fibres Film production image showing Suzanne Magowan sitting with her arms folded and Ali Craig sitting in the background Fibres Film production image showing Ali Craig well lit on stage with Jonathan Watson sitting out of focus in the background
Fibres Film production image of Suzanne Magowan sitting surrounded by black bin bags with Jonathan Watson sitting on an armchair in the background
Images by Tim Morozzo

Behind the scenes during Fibres filming

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Fibres Film production image showing Jonathan Watson standing with his arms outstretched holding a rose
Image by Tim Morozzo

We want to support the education sector and young people to explore Fibres.

The film will be available for schools and teachers to access for free as an educational resource from 25 November 2020 to 25 November 2021.

We have also created an educational pack for teachers and students.

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