The Cutting Of The Cloth
at Southwark Playhouse
The World Premiere of The Cutting Of The Cloth by Michael Hastings. The work room of a Savile Row tailors, 1953. Two master craftsmen at daggers drawn: Polish born Spijak insists that nothing can beat the excellence of a hand sewn suit, while Eric uses his machine to work at twice the speed and earn twice the money. Sparks fly as each fights his own corner with biting wit and vicious humour. Into this battlegrounf steps Maurice, a teenager at the very start of his apprenticeship. Will be survive the gruelling training to become a master tailor? or will he, as SpiJaks daughter urges him to, escape? Michael Hastings (1938 - 2011) was one of the Royal Courts "Angry Young Men" whose wide- ranging career in theatre, TV and film included such success as Tom and Viv , Gloo Joo, For The West and Calico. The Cutting Of The Cloth, drawn so much from his youthful experience as an apprentice tailor, has lain ina drawer. Now Two's Company brings it rampaging on to the stage.
<strong>Borough: </strong>Exit & turn right towards Newington Causeway. Located just before the railway bridge.<strong> Elephant & Castle:</strong> Exit via South Bank University Exit & turn left, head up Newington Causeway.