Manchester Jewish Museum

Spoken word, theatre & knitting
She SeeksOut Wool



Our Synagogue


£6 full, £5 concessions

She Seeks Out Wool
Presented by Klein Blue
Written & performed by Sophie Ablett
Part of Tsitsit: The Jewish Fringe Festival.


Sophie Ablett and Klein Blue weave together spoken word and large-scale knitting to give voice to generations of women, from Vitepsk to Liverpool, whose hands all danced the dance of ‘knit one purl one’.

In this year of rebuilding, unravelling and starting to rebuild again, it’s a practice that has lessons for us all. What does it mean to create something stitch by stitch? What does it mean to mend mistakes in the pattern? What does it mean to be ‘close-knit’?

Writer-performer Sophie Ablett shares the personal journey of her own family and the discovery of the loose threads, the relatives left behind and how the past can be woven into the present.

She Seeks Out Wool premiered at The Pleasance as part of the Fringe Futures Festival.

What you need to know

Please note that seating for this performance will not be socially distanced. We ask that audiences wear a facemask during the event.

Doors Open from 6pm, performance 7.30 – 8.45pm including post show Q&A. Latecomers not permitted.

The bar will be selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before and after the event.

The synagogue has dedicated seating areas for wheelchair users, please do contact the box office ahead of the event to arrange on

About Sophie Ablett and Klein Blue

‘One to watch’ (The Independent). Actor and writer Sophie Ablett’s performance work includes London’s West End and BBC1/FX. Making films through her production company, Rabbit & Rooster, and theatre through her collective, Klein Blue, Sophie focuses on beautiful storytelling that has unique visual impact with messages that resonate in the here and now.

About Tsitsit Fringe

Tsitsit is a feast of Jewish music, theatre, comedy and family entertainment. Running over 40 events throughout October at venues all over the country and online, Tsitsit aims to celebrate the full diversity of Jewish culture.

‘If it’s Jewish enough for you, it’s Jewish enough for us’.

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