Cuts of the Cloth

Performance Date at HOME: Fri 18 Jan 2019 – Sat 19 Jan 2019

‘An exhibit for the people.’ 

A Muslim woman has been archived in a museum in the not-too-distant future, to speak to visitors about her relationship with the cloth. What happens to her in a society obsessed with policing the female body, amidst the rise of Islamophobia, UK state violence, and the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy?

Evoking the dystopian feel of A Handmaid’s Tale and George Orwell’s 1984Cuts of the Cloth is a disturbing portrayal of a Muslim woman caught in the net of the ‘war on terror’.

Cuts of the Cloth is a new piece of work commissioned by HOME Arts Centre in Manchester especially for Push Festival 2019

Performer & Writer: Hafsah Aneela Bashir

Co-creator & Director: Nikki Mailer

Video Production, Live Projection and Sound Design : Kooj Chuhan

Venue: HOME, 2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester
M15 4FN

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We had a ‘work in progress’ script in hand performance of ‘Cuts of the Cloth’ at Oldham Library in July 2018. Responding to audience feedback is an important part of how we will develop the script for Push festival 2019.