A co-production between The Florence Theatre Company and Pentire Street Productions

Spiders 

2018

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Remember Steve Irwin? Steve Irwin didn’t do any of that pussying around Attenborough shit."

 

Harry is homeless, reckless, and overly invested in the documentaries of David Attenborough. Mia has everything he doesn’t, yet still feels like she’s suffocating.

 

The two of them have been squatting together for a few weeks, but when ‘real life’ isn’t quite what Mia expected, and Harry finds that being a ‘good person’ isn’t always easy, things start to get fractious. Harry and Mia navigate growing up, loving and violence. Together they learn to become invisible in a world that wants them to be seen.

 

Longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2015, Spiders is a witty, touching piece of new writing that asks: is your suffering still valid when another’s is greater?

 

Spiders debuted at the Corpus Christi Playroom in 2017 to rave reviews:

 

The comic and grotesque lies in the very essence of the play’s triumph’

(Varsity, ★★★★★)

 

Consistently witty and by turns touching and dark’

(The Cambridge Student, ★★★★★)

 

Kate Collins is a playwright, poet, and screenwriter from the North West. She has been selected as a member of the Royal Exchange Theatre’s Young Writers’ Programme, the National Youth Theatre, and, in 2016, she won the Cuckoo Young Writers’ Award (Northern Writers’ Awards, New Writing North.)

 

Cast and Crew

 

Harry- Sam Parkinson
Mia - Caroline Elms

 

Written by Billie Collins

 

Producers - Jordan Wilkes and Matthew Turbett
Director - Rebecca Vaa
Production Designer - Nadine Froehlich