Crafts Crochet Happy Stuff

Nordic Knitting Crime Caper!

I spent an unexpectedly wonderful evening in Doncaster last week with my friend and work colleague, Jeanette. On the third Thursday of every month, we attend book group at Doncaster Central Library, which happens to be directly opposite the new Doncaster arts centre, Cast. It turns out that as we left the library, we were just in time to watch a play by one of Jeanette’s favourite, quintessentially Northern, theatre troupes, Lip Service.

Their latest production is Inspector Norse, a self-assembly Swedish comedy crime thriller, with a passion for knitwear. This is especially topical for me, considering my recent Scandinavian trips!

I was amazed to see the set – every prop, accessory, and even body part had been knitted – Lip Service had held numerous knit-ins up and down the country to make the set, and craft groups had produced leaves, telephones, cats and mice, cuckoo clocks, brains, feet, and probably the strangest item, a knitted spanner.

At the interval, Maggie Fox and Sue Ryding, the writers and performers of the show, asked the audience to help decorate the stage for the second act – presenting a huge basket of hand-knitted leaves to clothe huge Ikea-style, flatpack trees.

What a wonderful, entertaining show! I won’t give too much away, but if you are lucky enough to attend, there is even opportunity for some light crafting of materials for a Walpurgis party at the interval…it will make sense when you get there!

If you want to catch Inspector Norse, there are still dates left – perhaps you could knit something for the show?

By carlymau

Hello! Well, I’m sure someone once said that we are what we repeatedly do, so… I guess I like making stuff, cooking, swimming, sleuthing and watching old black and white movies. I live near a lake. I like feeding the ducks. I work for a trade union and generally like anything that involves rooting for the underdog. Currently I am living in Doncaster and learning one new craft at a time.

Please seek me out –

1 reply on “Nordic Knitting Crime Caper!”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s