Spoonface Steinberg, from the writer of Billy Elliott- Lee Hall, was first broadcast as a radio play but has since gone on to win awards and be adapted for both TV and the stage.
Beggars and Kings productions are bringing the show to the Citizens this April and we grabbed a quick word with the director, Michael Fentiman, to find out what he thinks is so important about this play:
“Awareness of Autism having the possibility to be an active ability as opposed to a life hindering disability is very important to us. For any parent, teacher or family member who is involved in the life of a child with autism there are everyday challenges and rewards that a child on the spectrum can present. This production aims to explore both. I suppose what Spoonface’s autism empowers the audience with is an ability to see our responses to the hardship life throws at us. Autism is a world of logic. The world we live in is one of many contradictions, confusion and chaos. Spoonface, through a piercing ability to strip emotion and metaphor away, stumbles upon a genius’s insight into life’s struggles. Her ability is to help us see clearly, her Autism being a gift of perception that illuminates hidden truths in things.”
Spoonface Steinberg runs from Tues 21 - Sat 25 April, 7.30pm. To book call 0141 429 0022 or go online at www.citz.co.uk