Stellar Quines and the Citizens Theatre have announced the date for the premiere of a new filmed version of their 2019 theatre show, Fibres.
The film will premiere online on Wednesday 25 November at 7pm and will be available for one month. Audiences can view it for free by booking a watch at home ticket from fibresfilm.co.uk.
Reuniting the original cast and creative team, the co-production, which previously toured community venues in Scotland to critical and audience acclaim, will be reimagined for a digital audience thanks to funding from the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund. It will give more people the opportunity to enjoy this funny and moving play written by Frances Poet, that puts a vital spotlight on the untold story of the women affected by exposure to asbestos.
Maureen Carr and Jonathan Watson will reprise their roles as Beanie and Jack at the heart of the story. Directed by Stellar Quines Artistic Director, Jemima Levick, this will be the first full-length production to be filmed and offered online by the Citizens and Stellar Quines. Watch at home tickets are free and can be booked from fibresfilm.co.uk. Audiences can then enjoy access to the filmed production for one month until Wednesday 23 December. For those that can, donations are invited to help Stellar Quines and the Citizens Theatre survive the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Written by award-winning playwright Frances Poet, Fibres uses wit and humour to explore the deadly legacy of asbestos in the Clyde shipyards, giving voice to the stories of women and families affected. The bittersweet comedy told by four characters who show a very Glaswegian resilience and wit, is a moving tribute to those who continue to suffer today as the health crisis continues to unfold. The project is supported by Action on Asbestos, a charity established in 1984 by men who had been diagnosed with an asbestos disease to provide practical advice and support to others affected by this condition.
Fibres will premiere online on Wednesday 25 November at 7pm.
Tickets are free and are available from fibresfilm.co.uk. Those who book a ticket will have access to the film until Wednesday 23 December.
For more information, visit fibresfilm.co.uk
The film of Fibres is supported by the Performing Arts Venue Relief Fund. With additional support from Action on Asbestos and Thompsons Solicitors.