‘We were two weans playing at wee hooses… Now we’re both paying the price.’
Jack is proud of his work at the Clyde shipyards. His wife, Beanie, who is nursing him through asbestosis, thinks he’s a fool. But the real test of their marriage comes when they discover that the dusty overalls Jack brought home for Beanie to wash have poisoned her too.
Meanwhile their daughter, Lucy, is struggling; will she be held back by her parents’ experience, or will she have the courage to allow romance to blossom with Pete?
Frances Poet’s play Fibres is a big-hearted, hilarious drama about what it means to entwine our lives with another. A story told by four resilient, witty Glaswegian characters, the play asks can we ever cut the cords that bind us – and who will catch us if we do?
The play toured Scotland in 2019, in a co-production between Stellar Quines Theatre Company and the Citizens Theatre, Glasgow.
‘Heartbreaking and unsentimental… a condemnation of an atrocious wrong and a hymn of praise to a marriage’
‘A cleverly constructed and damning indictment of workers’ exposure to asbestos’
— The Stage
‘An intriguing hybrid of social commentary, sit-com and ghost play’
‘Devastating… a tragic story that is beautifully told’
— Broadway World