DIRECTED BY GABY DELLAL.
23 June 2018
“Nothing can go missing. No wool, no kits. Especially no needles.”
Lady Anne Tree - one of the most aristocratic women in England - spent her life in prisons. As a visitor, she saw first-hand the aggression, low self-esteem, and high reoffending rates among the most hardened criminals. Lady Anne thought she had the answer. She would teach them needlecraft.
Based on a true story, this is an inspiring and heartwarming debut play by best-selling novelist Esther Freud, directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Gaby Dellal.
Esther Freud's first novel Hideous Kinky was made into a film starring Kate Winslet. Granta named her one of the Best Young Novelists under 40. She has since written seven novels, including The Sea House, Love Falls, Lucky Break and most recently Mr Mac & Me.
Gaby Dellal is a British director of film, television and theatre based in America. She won a Best Film BAFTA for On a Clear Day. Her most recent feature film, Three Generations, starred Elle Fanning, Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon.
Lady Anne Tree
Set and costume design
Music and sound design
“An enjoyable, fascinating and thought-provoking production.”
“A superbly gifted writer.”
In praise of Esther Freud
“Fresh, witty, involving and touching.”
Praise for Esther Freud’s writing