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. Bud Take The Wheel, I Feel A Song Coming On was Clara's first full-length play. It previewed at The Shaw Theatre, London and ran at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Underbelly in August 2010. Her short plays include Rain as part of Lough/Rain at the Underbelly and Theatre Royal York, Portmanteau with the Miniaturists at the Arcola Theatre and Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter, and The Curator for One Night Stand at the Soho Theatre Studio. Clara is writer-in-residence at Reclaim Theatre, who are currently making Rain into a short film. Clara's play Hi Vis was part of the Theatre Uncut season at the Southwark Playhouse in March 2011. Spine was part of Theatre Uncut 2012. Clara is currently adapting her play The Beserkers into a series for Channel 4.