Ripped at the Seams – (The Sewing Box)

Monday 9th October

  • Time: 6:00 pm. PLAY: Ripped at the Seams – (The Sewing Box – 2nd edition FesTeLOff winner)

Author: Luis Fernández Ruz

Director: Monica Cox

Cast: Maite Jauregui and Paula Rodríguez

Producer: Produced by Luis Fernández & Mónica Cox in association with FesTeLoN’

Designer: Bolu Dairo

Suitable for 12+ (mentions of suicide)

Running Time: 60 min, (Bilingual play: English with some parts in Spanish), plus Q&A in English & Spanish

No interval

Venue: Bush Theatre, The Studio, 7 Uxbridge Rd, W12 8LJ, London


A failing theatre maker creates a play about her muse Rosa as a last attempt to persevere with the arts. With the help of her co-star, she journeys through someone else’s life in order to understand her own.

Rosa, was a seamstress on the Hollywood sets of post-war Spain. She always wanted to step into the spotlight and now is her chance. As the actors weave through layers of reality, they explore what it means to become someone, to be someone and to be present.

Ser Actriz. Estar presente. As the theatremaker connects with who Rosa really is, she turns to speaking the same language: Spanish.


Monica Cox completed her Masters in Theatremaking from Carlos III University in Madrid in 2022 where, as a final project, she co-wrote and co-directed P.O.V [point of view], which was performed at Pradillo Theatre.
She has completed the Filmmaking Certificate from National Film and Television School, where a scene from her script, Peeling, was filmed. She has also written and directed two short films (currently in post-production: In Situ and Tal Vez). She was selected for the Theatre 503 Wandsworth Writes programme and is currently a reader for Theatre 503.
Her short play, The Orgasm, was selected to be performed and she has directed a short piece: Planet Baby Steal.
She directed The Sewing Box as part of FesTeLOff Festival where the jury awarded them first place. This became Ripped at the Seams at A Pinch of VAULT in June. It will now be performed as a full piece at the Bush Theatre.
She has Assistant Directed performances at Arcola Theatre, Finborough Theatre, Cervantes Theatre and La Abadia.


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