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A Thousand Shards of Glass - The Albany

A Thousand Shards of Glass

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JANE Packman Company and Theatre In The Mill are presenting A Thousand Shards of Glass at The Albany (April 22 and 23, 2013) as part of a national tour.

Performed by one person – award-winning Lucy Ellinson – for an audience of thirty seated in a circle, this intimate yet epic adventure uses words and sound to conjure a vivid world, provoke imagination and tell the story of a resistance heroine who sets out to change her world.

Inspired by graphic novels and insurrectionist texts, A Thousand Shards of Glass is described as a political comment as well as an improbable action adventure.

A Thousand Shards of Glass showcased at Northern Stage’s new venue at Edinburgh Fringe 2012. The performance style combines direct address, poetic storytelling, a richly immersive sound design and playful (but un-intimidating) audience interaction.

Lucy Ellinson is an actress and theatre maker whose work includes Land Without Words, for which she was nominated for a Stage Award for Best Solo Performer (2009).

Her recent work includes Oh the Humanity (and other good intentions) for Northern Stage (Newcastle, Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Theatre 2012), TORYCORE (Forest Fringe, winner of the Arches Brick Award 2012 and Total Theatre Award for Innovation), Tenet (Gate Theatre, 2012), and Alice in Wonderland, Down the Rabbit Hole (Royal Northampton & Derngate Theatres 2011) among many others.

Written by Ben Pacey, A Thousand Shards of Glass is directed by Jane Packman and has music and sound by Lewis Gibson (Make Better Please, It Is Like It Ought To Be: A Pastoral).

Tickets: £12, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 020 8692 4446 or online at

Time: 7.30pm.

Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

A Thousand Shards of Glass is suitable for ages 14+.