Spine

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ABOUT THE SHOW

From fast-rising Channel 4 Playwright Clara Brennan, comes a hilarious, pan-generational and heartbreaking call to arms for our modern age.

Spine charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow. Mischievous activist pensioner Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because ‘there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say’.

In this era of damaging coalition cuts and disillusionment, has politics forgotten people? Can we really take the power back? Amy is about to be forced to find out.

CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM

Playwright: Clara Brennan
Director: Bethany Pitts
Cast: Rosie Wyatt
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Lighting Designer: Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson
Sound Designer: Jon McLeod
Stage Manager: Anna Hunscott

Producers:

Francesca Moody for Foolscap (Underbelly, Soho Theatre, UK Tour)

David Luff and Sarah Dodd for Soho Theatre (UK Tour)

PRESS

‘An outstanding piece of writing.’ ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide

‘A fearless performance of intensity and conviction.’ ★★★★ Metro

‘Excellent… energetically directed.’ Observer

‘Mesmerising, vivid… reminds that we can change the world beginning with ourselves and our own community.’ ★★★★ Guardian

‘Rosie Wyatt’s consistently shimmering performance.’ ★★★★ Stage

‘Leaves you exhausted, thrilled and full of potential.’ ★★★★ Fest

‘Buzzes with power.’ ★★★★ A Younger Theatre

‘Sharp and sassy.’ ★★★★ Scotsman

‘Striking… deeply moving.’ Exeunt

‘Devastating power… a triple whammy of emotional force, landing punches at the level of story, performance and politics..’ ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

‘If there ever was a production to break your heart and put it back together again, happier and stronger, this might be it.’ ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

‘Wyatt’s performance is a masterclass in character acting.’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Wonderfully well-drawn characters.’ Herald

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

WINNER Scotsman Fringe First 2014
WINNER Herald Angel 2014
WINNER The Stage Award for Acting Excellence 2014
FINALIST Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2014

PERFORMANCE INFO

UK Tour 2016
Soho Theatre 2014
Underbelly, Edinburgh Festival 2014