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Soho Theatre and Francesca Moody Present


  • By Clara Brennan
  • 8 November 2016 - 12 November 2016
  • The Studio

From fast-rising playwright Clara Brennan and starring Rosie Wyatt comes the critically acclaimed, award-winning hit Spine.


★★★★ Guardian ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Sunday Times ★★★★ Scotsman ★★★★ Stage ★★★★ Fest ★★★★ A Younger Theatre ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★★ British Theatre Guide ★★★★★ Broadway Baby 

Hilarious and heartbreaking, Spine charts the explosive friendship between a ferocious wise-cracking teenager Amy and a mischievous activist pensioner. Glenda is hell-bent on leaving a political legacy for her community and saving Amy because ‘there’s nothing more terrifying than a teenager with something to say’.

In an era of political disillusionment and generational divides, has politics forgotten the people it represents? And, what price do we put on knowledge? Amy is about to find out.

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

SPINE Workshop

In this era of damaging cuts and disillusionment, has politics forgotten people? Can we really take the power back? Explore the words and ideas behind award winning playwright Clara Brennan’s hit show Spine. Working with director Bethany Pitts this workshop will provide a valuable insight into theatre-making, playwriting and the challenges involved in creating professional theatre productions and the theatre industry.  

Suitable for drama students, community groups and those interested in public speaking, politics and drama.  Age 18+.

Friday 11 November 2016, 2.30 - 4.30pm in The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre
Tickets: FREE
Book via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio

    PERFORMANCE DATES: Tuesday 8 November  - Saturday 12 November 2016

    Tuesday – Saturday evening, 7.30pm

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    Standard tickets £12, concessions £10
    Discounted tickets available for under 26s & students on Friday 11 November.  Find out more.

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    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office 0161 833 9833 / online  

    How to book

    RUNNING TIME: 1 hour 5 minutes

    AGE GUIDANCE: 15 +

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  • SPINE WORKSHOP:  Friday 11 November, 2.30-4.30pm in The Studio, Royal Exchange Theatre.  Book via the Box Office on 0161 833 9833.

  • ‘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

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