THE award-winning collaboration of writer Sylvia Dow and director Muriel Romanes is being reformed for another theatrical tour-de-force.

And they are bringing the highly-anticipated new play, Stuff, to the MacArts in Galashiels.

Sylvia Dow's first play A Beginning, a Middle, and an End toured the UK in 2012 with Greyscale Company.

And her follow-up Where is Otto premiered at the Visibility Festival, Turkey, in the same year.

Her award-winning plays include Blinded by the Light (Traverse) It’s Only Words (Oran Mor) and Threads (Stellar Quines).

Muriel Romanes is rightly considered to be one of the best in the game.

Following a long and distinguished career as actor and director of acclaimed productions such as The Deep Blue Sea, Listening Heaven, Lavender Blue, A Streetcar Named Desire and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, she co-founded and was artistic director of Stellar Quines Theatre Company.

She was also awarded an MBE for services to theatre.

This world premiere tour of Stuff follows on from the success of a collaboration of Sylvia and Muriel on Threads.

And this time they also have the help of celebrated artist John Byrne to designed the sets.

Artist Byrne and director Romanes have a long standing creative working partnership with John designing the three sets for The Jennifer Tremblay Trilogy and also for The Air That Carries the Weight – Romanes’ final production for Stellar Quines.

He also advised on design for Threads, which toured the Scottish Borders in 2015 bringing the stories of the women working in the local mill industry to life.

Stuff is about the hoarding of memories, emotions and things.

Their new production is an emotional and moving story about how hoarding one’s life’s treasures can become an inability to let go of anything, and where every object takes on an equal value. This is a relevant and contemporary issue of our time that many people can relate to but find hard to deal with.

It can cause a lot of stress and anxiety within families as people live longer and have a lifetime of belongings, a houseful of ‘stuff’.

Stuff had a performed reading at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in April 2016 and three of that cast join Romanes for the full production.

Carol Ann Crawford plays Magda, who cannot release the memories attached to her belongings crowded round her as everyday she clings to memories of her Mother. Crawford is joined by Romana Abercromby and Pauline Lockhart, and Rosemary Nairne will play Magda’s mother – an opera singer, whose beautiful arias haunt Magda daily.

The world premier of Stuff will take place at the Eastgate Theatre in Peebles on Friday, October 19.

It will then be performed at MacArts on Wednesday, October 24, then at the Heart of Hawick the following evening.

A final Borders performance will take place on Friday, October 26 in Smailholm Village Hall.

The tour concludes at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh on Friday, November 7.