"Brennan’s coming of age as a truly significant voice in modern theatre" –Broadway Baby
"Drama of epic proportions" –Metro
"Brennan’s writing is sharply observed, economic and tightly plotted... this feels rather like watching Arthur Miller transported to the English countryside." –WhatsOnStage.com
Dead frogs and domestic savagery…
Deep in the English countryside a son returns home after an eight-year absence. An arsonist teenager, a small village, and a thatcher who hates Thatcher collide under the looming presence of a defunct currency-paper mill. Bud writes a twisted love song to an impoverished rural Britain. A darkly comic new drama by one of the UK’s most exciting new writing talents.
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.