© 2016 by Gus Gowland.

Pieces of String
Book, Music & Lyrics by Gus Gowland

When Jane returns from her father’s funeral to start clearing the house she grew up in – packing away the family photographs, closing a chapter – she isn’t prepared for the untold story she’s about to discover threaded through her past, a story that threatens to unravel her relationship with her own children and shake her understanding of who she is.

A new musical set simultaneously in the 1940s and in the present day, Pieces Of String tells how Jane’s father, Edward, came back from the Second World War with a secret that would change his life forever – a secret that he would carry until the day he died.

With hauntingly beautiful music and a heart-rending human story, Pieces Of String is a tender, funny, emotionally-charged exploration of how three generations of one family learn to deal with a story that nobody’s been brave enough to tell until today.

Times may have changed but some battles still need to be fought.

'Not since EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE has there been such an assured & original British show as PIECES OF STRING at Colchester’s @mercurytheatre'

- Mark Shenton

Pieces of String received its world premiere production in April 2018 at Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
It has been developed with Perfect Pitch and is co-produced by the Mercury Theatre and TBO Productions.
The show is directed by Ryan McBryde, with Musical Direction and orchestrations by Paul Herbert.
 
Winner! Best Composer and/or Lyricist Stage Debut Awards 2018
Nominated: Best Musical Theatre Bookwriting Writers' Guild of Great Britain...Best Musical Production UK Theatre Awards...Best Costume, Best Lighting Design BroadwayWorld UK Awards
Watch the full production online now at Digital Theatre
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