Open Clasp, in association with Northern Stage, present:


Written by Catrina McHugh MBE

Directed by Laura Lindow

Co-created with sex work activists

Open Clasp is back with their first major international production co-created with sex worker activists from Aotearoa/New Zealand, Ireland and the UK.

An underground community of sex workers scattered across the globe and rooted in their fight for justice unknowingly stand together, deciding enough is enough. Spanning space and time from the pandemic, BLM to the Ukrainian War, these 12 powerful activist voices are connected by invisible threads that build the strength and power they need to make change above ground.  

From Open Clasp: the feminist theatre company behind Key Change – New York Times Critics’ Pick and Sugar on BBC iPlayer.

“Mycelial is underpinned by our co-creator’s principle in ‘nothing about us without us’. Their voices are centre stage, Open Clasp are the scaffolding. It’s a play about being queer, money, borders and a revolution. Mycelial celebrates the strength and humanity of sex work activists who can’t walk by injustice.” Writer of Mycelial and Artistic Director, Catrina McHugh MBE

Production Team

Writer Catrina McHugh MBE

Director Laura Lindow

Set & Costume Designer Amanda Mascarenhas

Lighting Designer Sherry Coenen

Composer & Sound Designer Roma Yagnik

Projection Designer Simona Knuchel 

Film Director & Editor Katja Roberts

Senior Creative Producer Carly McConnell

Production/Stage Manager Rachel Glover

Assistant Director Amy Lewis 

Costume Supervisor Aileen Kelly

Northern Stage,
Stage 2