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.
Clara Brennan is a playwright and TV drama writer. As a playwright her work has been performed at the Soho Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, York Theatre Royal, The Duke’s Theatre, the Arcola Theatre and the Traverse Theatre, and her plays include Rain, Portmanteau, Monogram, Bud Take The Wheel, I Feel A Song Coming On, Hi Vis and Spine. In 2012, she was awarded the OffWestEnd Adopt a Playwright Award for her play The Vendor. In 2013, Clara was awarded the Channel 4 Screen-writing Prize and is working on an attachment with the Soho Theatre. For stage, she is working on a commission for the Drum Theatre, Plymouth. For screen, her current commissions include an original TV drama, The Berserkers, with Patrick Spence for C4. She is also studying for a PhD and her thesis explores Empathy and the Performance of Human Rights.