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A Mug's Game

An extract from the play Fibres by Frances Poet, performed by Jonathan Watson. Centred on the generations of men knowingly exposed to deadly asbestos over years spent working in the Glasgow shipyards, and the tragic impact it left on them and their loved ones, Fibres is a bittersweet comedy infused with Glaswegian resilience and wit.

Written by Frances Poet
Directed by Lousie Shephard
Performed by Jonathan Watson

Produced in association with Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines

Scenes for Survival is a National Theatre of Scotland project in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films.

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7 minutes

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