Day 252 - Fibres
Frances Poet’s bittersweet play about the impact of asbestosis on a Glasgow family toured to communities across Scotland last year to critical and audience acclaim.
Like many of us, The Citizen's Theatre in Glasgow has been moving their productios online. Here they have filmed their successful co-production with Stella Quines of Fibres, and its available to watch online.
It's free to watch but of course, all theatres needs your support at this time and if you can donate please do.
“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 (Jonathan Watson) is proud of his work at the Clyde shipyards. His wife, Beanie (Maureen Carr), 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?
Visit fibresfilm.co.uk to book.
To view the trailer:
'outstanding' - Morning Star on Fibres 2019
‘a story that desperately needs to be told... in a form that offers strength, hope and humour’ - The Scotsman on Fibres 2019
'led by a pair of moving and seriously funny performances' - The Herald on Fibres 2019