Thread – Nutshell Theatre – Fringe First winner

Scotsman Fringe First Award winner 2012

Nominees for Best Actress – Mary Gapinski & Claire Dargo – The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence 2012

Come roll your dice at the church hall beetle drive and share Joan, William and Izzy’s tangled lives. Friends since primary school and closer-than-close ever since, identities stitched together as intricately as their homemade party clothes. 

Living in the secure but suffocating embrace of a 1950s Scottish seaside community, who gets to become the person they want to be?

Thread explores the choices we make and who we become when our memories start to fade.

Mary Gapinski as Izzy - Thread

Mary Gapinski – Thread – The Stage Awards nominee


Thread follows Allotment as the second show in Nutshell’s Still Points Of The Turning World trilogy which invites audiences to stop for a moment and consider the effects had on each of us by the dramas of everyday life.

A couple of years ago director Kate Nelson came across an ancient but intact sewing box crammed with threads, buttons and vintage haberdashery in a junk shop on Edinburgh’s Leith Walk.  This carefully assembled treasure chest inspired the bittersweet tale of Izzy, William and Joan and their love of sewing, dancing and each other.