SPINE

Presented by FoolsCap in association with Soho Theatre

WINNER: FRINGE FIRST 2014

WINNER: HERALD ANGEL 2014

WINNER: THE STAGE AWARD FOR ACTNG EXCELLENCE 2014

PERFORMANCES:
Edinburgh Festival
Underbelly
31st July - 24th August 2014

Soho Theatre
21st October - 2nd November 2014

UK TOUR
14 September - 19 November 2016

The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Live Theatre, Newcastle
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Studio, Pontio Arts and Innovation Centre, Bangor University
Burton Taylor Studio, Oxford Playhouse
Soho Theatre, London
Liverpool Everyman Playhouse
Folkestone Quarterhouse
Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Crucible Studio, Sheffield
Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Aberystwyth Arts Center
Wales Millennium Centre

CREATIVE:
Playwright: Clara Brennan
Director: Bethany Pitts
Designer: Alison Neighbour
Lighting Designer: Fridthjofur Thorsteinsson
Sound Designer: Jon McLeod

CAST:
Rosie Wyatt

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

★★★★ Sunday Times

‘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

‘A powerful piece of theatre.’
Fringe Review

‘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

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.