Some of you may clearly remember seeing the exciting 15 minute short of Spine which was originally shown at Live Theatre as part of Theatre Uncut in 2013. Now you can all see the full multiple award-winning Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show, written by Clara Brennan and presented by Soho Theatre and Francesca Moody at Live Theatre, Newcastle on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st September.
In Spine, Clara Brennan, a fast-rising Channel 4 playwright, explores the volatile friendship between fierce, sassy teenager Amy – played by award-winning actor Rosie Wyatt, who gives a fearless performance as the feisty young woman – and an elderly East End widow, intent on leaving a political legacy for her community and saving young Amy from the Tory scrapheap, because “there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say”. Prepare to be challenged by Glenda, this mischievous activist pensioner and her call to arms for our modern age.
The show is hilarious and heart-breaking all at the same time. Set against the bleak backdrop of this era of damaging cuts, disillusionment and generational divides, Spine is a piece for our time, reflecting perceptively on politics and the role each one of us can play.