Spine Transfers from Edinburgh to the Soho Theatre
Clara Brennan’s Spine will run at the Soho Theatre in Central London from 21 October to 2 November 2014, with an official opening on 22 October 2014.
Described as a "life-affirming story of a young woman, forced to realise the importance of books and knowledge, as she finds her political voice in an age of apathy", this production follows the success of its run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival starring Rosie Wyatt, winner of a Stage Award for Acting Excellence for her Edinburgh performance in the same role.
Spine charts the unexpected friendship between a ferocious, wise-cracking teenager and an elderly East End widow which blossoms over stolen library books. The activist pensioner Mrs Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy and saving Amy from the Tory scrapheap because, as she says, ‘there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say.’
The production is directed by Bethany Pitts and produced by Foolscap, in association with Soho Theatre.