Theatre performed on the following days in August 2015...
Hilarious comedy in which gentle and naive professional knitter Stitch attempts to navigate the bright lights of the gay scene in Hull from his sister's living room sofa. Fuelled by his obsessions for Battenberg cake and outrageous knitting patterns, all seems to be going well, until a chance meeting with a sexually voracious penguin causes his world to unravel. From the pen of one of the most original new writers in Britain today, and performed by an exciting emerging company. In association with Close Up Theatre (Fringe sell-out shows 2004-2014).
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Full press release
The play centres on Stitch, a naive and gentle professional knitter who attempts to navigate the bright lights of the gay scene in Hull from his sister's living room sofa. Fueled by his obsession for Battenberg, knitting and Tarantino dance routines, all seems to be going well until a chance encounter with a sexually voracious penguin causes his world to unravel.
The play comes from the pen of one of the most original new writers in Britain today and is performed by an exciting emerging company.
Having ascended upon the Edinburgh Fringe for the past three consecutive years with Close Up Theatre (Fringe sell-out shows 2004-2014), in performances of The Crucible, Arcadia and The Canterbury Tales, the company members of Eleventh Hour are now looking to take on new challenges in this exciting new venture. We are hoping to build on our previous success, face fresh challenges, and (hopefully) have a good laugh along the way.
Although this is our companies' debut at the Fringe, we have already performed a successful production of Mike Leigh's comic classic Abigail's Party, as well as the comedy-sketch-musical show, I love you your perfect now change, earlier this summer at the Tuckwell open air festival to a combined audience of nearly 500 people.
Having made up a significant bulk of the cast deemed by Three Weeks to be "...more talented than they have any right to be..." we are looking to continue our critical success this Fringe.
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