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#1 Pharaoh's number 2

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

I see that Jermyn Street are (imminently) reviving Lee Hall's first play (originally written for radio), Spoonface Steinberg. A one character play, spoken by a 7 year old autistic girl.

Has anybody seen this before? I'm tempted to book because of the subject matter, but it sounds like the kind of thing that if not superbly acted or written, it could be contrived and sentimental, or even cringing (esp with an adult playing a child, one of my pet hates).

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:15 AM

I've avoided seeing or listening to this, because of a fear of cringe. BUT... the radio drama was incredibly well received, winning awards and earning several deserved rebroadcasts. And it's been often produced on stage, once performed by Kathryn Hunter, so it must be good.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

Enjoyed this - a bit mawkish at times and you need to be able to cope with an adult playing a child, but the staging was very inventive

I got distracted by the fact the cassette Walkman was empty - perhaps nobody realised it doesn't work like an iPod!
"witty ... both made me laugh but also gave me pause" - Mark Shenton, The Stage

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