Stitch It!

There aren’t enough positive accolades in the English language to describe how utterly magnificent this piece of physical theatre is. Inbal Nelly Lewis Fichman is absolutely triumphant in her solo presentation of a work that is so intricate and complex. Every movement was completely controlled and the images she created were visually stunning.

Practically everything about this piece was perfect, the lighting was well thought out, the music was beautiful and the costume design was not only outstanding but was central to the stunning success of this show.

Practically everything about this piece was perfect, the lighting was well thought out, the music was beautiful and the costume design was not only outstanding but was central to the stunning success of this show.

Having developed a very unique style of movement that fuses butoh with mime, she was able to navigate the stage and story with such grace that you can’t take your eyes off what she is doing for a moment.

The only object to accompany her on the stage was her sewing box but between this and her costume she was able to weave a story of womanhood which was neither pitiful nor clichéd. The way she threaded the yarn through her clothes so symbolically was really moving and the action where she took the buttons from her box to place onto her face was so simple yet completely changed the tone of what she was doing.

There was a slight foray into a more sassy character, which probably seemed necessary in making the story progress; yet, it didn’t quite sit right in the piece. This was a shame but only lasted a moment before she slipped back into her original form and continued to stun her audience.

What she achieves with this show is incredible, each small action produced a visually stunning consequence, the sewing box went from representing a bird to a sailing ship and her costume portrayed just about every episode of womanhood one can imagine.

There is no doubt that this performance must have been incredibly physically challenging, but she doesn’t let on. The way she moved her body across the stage and interacted with her costume, until it became a part of her, was both inspired and highly impressive; clearly a great deal of work has gone into the making of this show.

Reviews by Bethan Troakes

Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival

BAIT with Live Score by Gwenno and Georgia Ellery

★★★★★
Komedia Theatre

The Maydays: Confessions!

★★★★
Sweet Werks 2, 15-17 Middle Street

Call of Cthulhu: A Cold Case

★★
The Old Market

SHIFT

★★★★
Brighton Spiegeltent

Railed

★★★

Since you’re here…

… we have a small favour to ask. We don't want your money to support a hack's bar bill at Abattoir, but if you have a pound or two spare, we really encourage you to support a good cause. If this review has either helped you discover a gem or avoid a turkey, consider doing some good that will really make a difference.

You can donate to the charity of your choice, but if you're looking for inspiration, there are three charities we really like.

Mama Biashara
Kate Copstick’s charity, Mama Biashara, works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. They give grants to set up small, sustainable businesses that bring financial independence and security. That five quid you spend on a large glass of House White? They can save someone’s life with that. And the money for a pair of Air Jordans? Will take four women and their fifteen children away from a man who is raping them and into a new life with a moneymaking business for Mum and happiness for the kids.
Donate to Mama Biashara now

Theatre MAD
The Make A Difference Trust fights HIV & AIDS one stage at a time. Their UK and International grant-making strategy is based on five criteria that raise awareness, educate, and provide care and support for the most vulnerable in society. A host of fundraising events, including Bucket Collections, Late Night Cabarets, West End Eurovision, West End Bares and A West End Christmas continue to raise funds for projects both in the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Donate to Theatre MAD now

Acting For Others
Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the 14 member charities. During the COVID-19 crisis Acting for Others have raised over £600,000 to support theatre workers affected by the pandemic.
Donate to Acting For Others now

Performances

Location

The Blurb

Solo physical theatre show without words. Birth to old age. Creation leads to death. One woman, one box, sewing a journey in silence. Lewis guides the audience through a journey of creation, reliving a woman’s life using the world of sewing. Remarkable visual moments and unique theatre language: a combination of butoh and mime. Creation and performance: Inbal Nelly fichman-Lewis. Costume: Yasmin Wollek. Artistic director: Yael Erlich Morag

Most Popular See More

Come From Away

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Constellations

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Back to the Future - The Musical

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Matilda the Musical

From £25.00

More Info

Find Tickets

The Mousetrap

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

From £24.00

More Info

Find Tickets