1 fragment noun \’frag-ment\
: an incomplete part
2 fragment verb \frag-,ment\
: to break or to cause (something) to break into parts or pieces

Fragment is a collaboration between double Fringe First winner Iron Shoes and The North Wall: a piece of gig-theatre about love, loss and heartache.

Set in Redcar, against the backdrop of the collapse of the steel industry, the show takes the audience on a musical voyage through the life of Lester Fall, a painter and decorator returning home to face his demons, and attempting to put back together the pieces of a broken heart.

The production featured original songs of redemption and recovery written and performed by acclaimed composer & Kneehigh Associate Dom Coyote.

Performance Dates

14 – 15 May 2018 // Battersea Arts Centre, London
16 – 19 May 2018 // The North Wall, Oxford

Fragment was first developed as part of an ArtsLab summer residency in 2014.


"An incredible combination of live music and theatre"

Everything Theatre

"An all-immersive experience...passionate, stirring performances"

Oxford Times



Tony Bell
Dom Coyote
Milly Oldfield
Rebecca Tebbett

Creative Team

Director Ria Parry
Designer James Button
Lighting Design David W Kidd
Sound Design John Hoggarth
Assistant Director Emily Collins
Stage Manager Rebecca Welburn
Sound Engineer John Paul

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Fragment Q&A: Dom Coyote, Composer
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Fragment Q&A: Emily Collins, Assistant Director
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