Piece of Silk

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Shaz has 1,212 . . . 1,213 followers on Vimeo, 'Shaggytales'. Sister Dunya drums, shouts but doesn't leave the house. They've never met their older brother from overseas, who comes to keep an eye on them while mum's away. He has only their best interests at heart. So why do they fear for their lives? Inspired by The Arabian Nights and drawing on the shocking stories of women survivors of domestic violence, Piece of Silk proves definitively that 'story-telling is a matter of life and death'.

Jennie Buckman, writer (RADA, BBC, National Theatre) and Tania Azevedo, director, worked with the Southall Black Sisters, the Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights' Organisation and artists from the Not Shut Up Collective to create this refreshing, multi-media, new play.