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Spine – Liverpool Playhouse

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: John Roberts Having won a Fringe First and Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014, Clara Brennan’s thought provoking play Spine tours the UK and brings with it a message for young people who have become politically disenfranchised. A message for those who feel they have been forgotten, whose futures ...

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Spine – The Drum, Plymouth

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Karen Bussell Clara Brennan’s engaging script gives a listenable voice to a one-man polemic on the effect of austerity on the populace and Government discarding community to make a quick quid. At Plymouth’s The Drum until Saturday, Soho Theatre and Francesca Moody present Spine – a fast, feisty political treatise wrapped in blunt ...

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Boa – Trafalgar Studios 2, London

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Alex Ramon   Having debuted in a reading at last year’s HighTide Festival, Clara Brennan’s two-hander Boa now gets its world premiere production in the intimate confines of Trafalgar Studios 2. The play’s focus is a “transatlantic” relationship, and its title refers not only to the variously comforting and constraining ties of love ...

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Theatre Uncut – Soho Theatre, London

Writers: Anders Lustgarten, Clara Brennan, Inua Ellams, Vivienne Franzmann, Hayley Squires Director: Hannah Price Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Entertainment is only one part of theatre’s job and from its earliest days it has been used to make political statements. Theatre Uncut is now part of that long tradition with its annual programme of 15 minute plays made freely available for ...

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PREVIEW: Theatre Uncut’s first ever UK Tour

They say the best ideas often start over a cup of tea, and that was certainly true of Theatre Uncut. Devised over a kitchen table in 2010, the movement was formed as a response to the public spending cuts then being announced by the UK government. Each year since then the group’s ambitions have grown and 2014 sees their biggest ...

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Spine- Soho Theatre, London

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Katherine Burr   As a wayward teenager connects with a frail, elderly spinster, an unlikely camaraderie is formed between two kindred spirits. Rosie Wyatt seamlessly oscillates between adolescent Amy’s rants and Glenda’s clear-sighted diatribes, as their blossoming friendship gives them both a sense of hope in what alone appears an unfair world. Entering ...

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Spine – Underbelly Cowgate, Edinburgh

Writer: Clara Brennan Director: Bethany Pitts Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Teenaged Amy has a story to tell, and she is taking no prisoners. Feisty, frenetic and fit to burst her text explodes out of her as soon as the lights come up, as she prowls the book-stack set talking directly to the audience as if they are old friends. Young actress ...

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EDINBURGH FRINGE PREVIEW: Spine

From fast-rising Channel 4 Playwrights’ Scheme winner Clara Brennan, comes a hilarious, pan-generational and heartbreaking call to arms for our modern age: Spine. The Public Reviews had a chance to chat to Clara about this new show. If you are a Fringe veteran what has been your experience of the Fringe in the past? I’ve been coming to the Fringe ...

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