Lost stories patched together into play

Published: 30 June 2013
Reporter: Steve Orme

Arletty Theatre has taken stories from the people of Nottinghamshire and stitched them into a play called Patchwork Lives which will be performed at Buxton Fringe.

Written by Imogen Joyce with musical soundscape by Matt Marks, Patchwork Lives features Quilter who lives in a big, old house full of lost stories collected over many years.

But time is running out because the world is changing. An ominous cloud has appeared and the house has made a decision of its own. Now, with the help of a ghost, Quilter must find a way to gather together all the stories to ensure they are never lost again.

Arletty Theatre specialises in “innovative, boundary-breaking theatre” and has “created a moving and funny play, incorporating the memories of a community”.

Patchwork Lives will be staged at the United Reformed Church on Saturday and Sunday (6 and 7 July) and again on Saturday and Sunday, 12 and 13 July at 7:30PM.