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A Young Vic Taking Part film in partnership with Certitude

A group come together to form a community choir, and work towards their first ever competitive performance. With a sprinkle of magic, unlikely bonds begin to form as they sing, eat biscuits and quietly alter each other's lives forever. Tapestry is a heart-warming story about love, loss and letting go.

This inspiring film about the beauty of friendship was written by Nessah Muthy (Small Wonders) for the community participants of Certitude, a leading provider of support to people who have learning disabilities, autism, mental health support needs and their families and carers. Directed by Audrey Sheffield (We Too Are Giants), the film holds the inspirational essence and kindness of the cast members at its centre.  

Tapestry was produced to mark the conclusion of Taking Part’s TWENTY TWENTY project, a year-long collaboration with three extraordinary community organisations working in Lambeth and Southwark, which was launched to foster in-depth creative relationships with local people.

This film contains references to suicide and mental health issues. 



Cast & Creatives

Katie Donna Vassell
Steffie Francesca Pratt
Stuart Jamille Malcolm
Julie Jill Power
Beast Kieron Kieron Hanlon
Clifford Sedley Wilson
Parrot Spike William Irvine

Writer Nessah Muthy
Director Audrey Sheffield
Designer Sadeysa Greenaway-Bailey
Sound Designer Xana
Movement Director Corinne Meredith
Costume Supervisor Sarah Hamza
Sound Supervisor Kyle MacPherson
Production Manager Sylvia Darkwa-Ohemeng
Assistant Directors Ashen Gupta and Ben Quashie*
Design Assistant Phyllys Egharevba
Costume Technician Alex Kanini-Parsons
Production Assistant George Mills
Executive Producer Shereen Jasmin Phillips
Producer Lucy Dear
Assistant Producers Esme Allman and Jamel Alatise

For TEA Films
Director of Photography Dan Patrick Hipkin
Cinematography Dan Patrick Hipkin, Joey Julliard, Oliver Bury
Editors Adam Kes Hipkin, Joey Julliard

Subtitled by Stagetext
Audio described by Eleanor Margolies and Miranda Yates
Sound engineering for the audio description by Gary Giles

Ambassadors Ariyon Bakare, Erin Doherty, Bernardine Evaristo and Cllr Sonia Winifred 

Special Thanks

All staff at Young Vic
All staff at Certitude
St. Andrew’s
Jade Hanicotte and Jake Meyer
And to all the Certitude participants that contributed to TWENTY TWENTY from the beginning of the project

Supported by

American Express
Boshier-Hinton Foundation
Lambeth Council Arts and Culture at Risk Fund
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Southwark Council COVID19 Community Fund
*Funded through the Boris Karloff Trainee Assistant Director Scheme