SHE SEEKS OUT WOOL
Writer-Actor - Sophie Ablett
Director - Mamoru Takano
Set Designer - Beth Colley
Sound Designer - Ellie Isherwood
Spoken word and giant live-knitting tell the story of the relatives lost in a Jewish family’s journey from Praszka to Liverpool.
Award-winning writer-actor Sophie Ablett delivers this poignantly relevant solo piece: in this year of unravelling and recovery, how do we mend gaps in the fabric?
she seeks out wool was developed for the Fringe Futures Festival at The Pleasance. It was programmed at Manchester Jewish Museum as part of Tsitsit Festival before being selected for an onward development grant by The Pleasance and funding from Arts Council England
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Special thanks to Abraham Buckoke, Molly Ahearne and Ana Sanchez.
SOPHIE ABLETT // WRITER-ACTOR
‘One to watch’ (The Independent).
Award-winning actor-writer Sophie Ablett trained at École internationale de théâtre Jacques Lecoq. Her performance work includes: West End debut as the lead in THE RAILWAY CHILDREN; TV/Film debut in Ridley Scott / Tom Hardy’s TABOO (BBC1/ FX); Secret Cinema / Netflix Presents: STRANGER THINGS; THE TREEHOUSE for which she won Best Actress [Ediplay International Film Fest; Vegas Movie Awards]. Her spoken word work includes: UN HeForShe Fundraiser; Rebel Fest; The Big Red Poetry Tour with Errant Stage & Helsinki Poetry Connection. Her production company, Rabbit & Rooster, launched her debut spoken word short at: FilmBath; Feminista Film; International Video Poetry Fest; ARTSxSDGS Fest. It went on to win Best Spoken Word / Poetry awards at Monologues & Poetry International Film Fest and Down East Flick Fest. In her most recent project, she co-wrote, produced and starred in proof of concept pilot, LIFELINE, in association with Atlantic Screen Productions.