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Piece of Silk

by Jennie Buckman

produced by The Giants Theatre Co.

The Hope Theatre

as Movement Director


Piece of Silk was inspired by the Arabian Nights and draws on the shocking stories of women survivors of domestic violence and enforced marriage.

This mixed media piece focuses on the concept that storytelling is a matter of life and death. Giants collaborated with Southall Black Sisters (SBS)Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation (IKWRO) and artists from Not Shut Up, a collective for ex-prisoners, to inform the story.

"Based on accounts from real victims, this play finds a way to surprise and investigate the audience’s perceptions"

 The Times

Writer | Jennie Buckman
Director | Tania Azevedo
Producer | Alex Murphy
Assistant Producer & Marketing Officer | Diana Estrela
Casting Director | Leon Kay
Set and Costume Designer | Matilda Marangoni
Videographer, Sound Designer & Composer | Odinn Hilmarsson
Lighting Designer | Clancy Flynn
Movement Director | Chloe Aligianni



Jack Bence - Billy
Heather Coombs - Ruby/Mum
Devesh Patel - Sami
Samantha Shellie - Dunya
Tanya Vital - Shaz