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Spoonface Steinberg

by Lee Hall

Jermyn Street Theatre 16B Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
Box Office: 0207 287 2875,
Tube: Piccadilly Circus: Buses: 19, 38, 14, 22, 15, 159, 453, 3, 12, 88, 94

will be at Jermyn Street Theatre from Tuesday 2 to Saturday 20 July 2013. The press performance is on Tuesday 2 July at 7.30pm. Running time 60 minutes. Spoonface Steinberg will be played by Lucy Hollis.

It is directed by Max Barton, with design by Carmen Mueck, lighting by Gerald McDermott and sound by Scott Twynholm. It is produced by Jermyn Street Theatre in association with Glasgow Citizens Theatre.

"I was never right ever since I was born - but why is a mystery for what they have not got an answer”. Lee Hall’s Award winning Spoonface Steinberg was initially on BBC Radio 4 and BBC TV in 1997. It follows a 7 year old autistic girl as she struggles to make sense of a complicated world. In her innocence she plumbs the darkest places with a constant sense of hope, naivety and humour. Spoonface explores her family life, her Jewish heritage and her surprising obsession with opera. The play is interwoven with opera arias sung by Maria Callas. Methuen published the play which has been performed worldwide.

Lee Hall wrote the screenplay of the Award winning ‘Billy Elliot’ in 2000 and subsequent book for the musical in 2004. His Award winning play ‘The Pitman Painters’ was at the National Theatre in 2007 which transferred to Broadway and the West End. It is currently on a UK tour.

Lucy Hollis is actor in residence at Glasgow Citizens Theatre. Her theatre credits include as Joan in ‘Far Away’ by Caryl Churchill directed by Dominic Hill, ‘Takin’ Over The Asylum’ and the title role in ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at the Glasgow Citizens.

Max Barton is the Associate Director at Jermyn Street Theatre. He has been assistant director to Dominic Hill at the Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre. He directed the first ever promenade production of ‘Hamlet’ at Kronborg Castle, Elsinore. Other credits include: ‘A Midsummer Nights Dream’ (European Tour), ‘The Curse of Macbeth’, The Playhouse at the Fringe, ‘Metamorphosis’ Edinburgh. Max was assistant director to Trevor Nunn on Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘A Chorus of Disapproval’ last year.

Scott Twynholm and Gerald McDermott were lighting and sound designers for the Caryl Churchill double bill at the Citizens Theatre in May. Carmen Mueck trained at the Motley design school. She is currently working with Punch Drunk, and designed ‘Ivy & Joan’ Print Room

Tues 2 - Sat 20 July 2013,Press perf Tues 2 July 7.30pm
Mon - Sat 8.00pm, Sat mats 4.00pm (no perf Mon 8, additional mats Thurs 11 &18 July)
Tickets £18 (£16 Concs) Running Time: 60 minutes

20 June 2013