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20 FEB - 9 MAR



£10 PREVIEWS/£13/£16


Jonathan Blakeley


Samantha Pears

production team

Us bears wear our hearts on our sleeves.
It’s in our design, our instinct, the hands of my stitches shaping me to be perfectly put together for her and only her.
I just hope she likes me.

Chloe is about to embark on her very own journey through life, warts and all, but not without the help of a close companion who loves her more than anything else in the world…her teddy bear.

Stitches is a witty and insightful examination of one person’s existence through the lens of their best friend. From birth, through childhood friendships, to seeing what all the fuss about a relationship is, discovering who we truly are with age and ultimately, what we’re capable of becoming.

Writer and performer Jonathan Blakeley, with support from Arts Council England and in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Society and The University of Stirling DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre), will be running a series of storytelling and creative therapy workshops throughout the run, helping those with the condition and those who care for them.

Content warning: strong language and descriptions of a sexual nature

Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance. 
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Teddy Bear

Jonathan Blakeley

Jonathan is an actor, writer and theatre-maker who trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC, graduating in 2010.

Jonathan was fortunate enough to be part of the Bard In The Yard series from the company Will & Co. Performing in the first ever public theatre performance in the UK since Covid Lockdown protocol began in March 2020, with performances in outdoor spaces with social distancing measures in place.
Dominic Cavendish of the Daily Telegraph wrote - “The piece is delivered to perfection by Jonathan Blakeley. Watching an actor shape-shift between roles (by turns Puck, Romeo, Richard II) is a blissful reminder of the joy of live professional performance.”

Jonathan has also written for stage with his debut play In Pursuit of Andromeda, premiering at Theatre503 before playing at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018.

Credits include: The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Lane Theatre), King Lear (National Theatre), The Exorcist UK Tour (Bill Kenwright Productions Ltd), Bard In The Yard (Will & Co), In Pursuit of Andromeda (Theatre503), Much Ado About Nothing/The Importance of Being Earnest (Immersion Theatre), The Pillowman (TheatreRow, NYC), A Christmas Carol (Theatre Tenn, Nashville), As You Like It (Carolina Shakespeare Festival).


Jonathan Blakeley


Samantha Pears


Sarah Lawrie

stage manager

Jaymie Quin-Stewart

set designer

Constance Villemot

lighting designer

Mattis Larsen

sound designer

Hattie North

costume designer

Constance Villemot

movement director

Charlotte Taylor

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