Past event

Silkworm -- Saturday 30 July - Pay What You Can £15.00 / £12.00 / £10.00

By Vlad Butucea
in co-production with the Byre Theatre and in association with Assembly Festival
Directed by Mojisola Elufowoju
Assembly ART Award winner 2022

Preview performances before a run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Friday 29 and Saturday 30 July, 7.30pm
Pay What You Can £15.00 / £12.00 / £10.00

That's what they want. A story about a hurt puppy. A distressed princess story. Everybody loves that. But I'm not giving them that.

Silkworm is the story of two women living in a Glasgow tower block, seeking asylum from the UK Home Office on the basis of their sexual orientation, and waiting to hear the result of their case. How do they prove their claim? A witty, intimate and intense study of two vulnerable, strong women as they seek the words to navigate their way through a savage system.

To stay safe.

To stay here.

To stay together?

Vlad Butucea is a Romanian playwright based in Glasgow. His play Glowstick was produced as part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Interference trilogy in 2019.

Mojisola Elufowoju is a theatremaker and Artistic Director of Utopia Theatre. Recent credits for Utopia include Here's What She Said to Me by Oladipo Agboluaje.

Pearlfisher is a new theatre company for Scotland — and beyond — dedicated to new work and talent development.

Running time: approx. 1h 30m
Ages: 14+

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