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Corpus Christi College Playroom
St Edward's Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
‘Remember Steve Irwin? Steve Irwin didn’t do any of that pussying around Attenborough shit. He just shoved his hand right in the crocodile’s mouth like he couldn’t give a fuck. That’s how I’d do it.’
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. Claiming she wants to taste ‘real’ life, she runs away from home, and the play begins two weeks into their experiment of living together in a squat.
Described by Tim Price (The Radicalization of Bradley Manning, National Theatre Wales, Teh Internet is Serious Business, Royal Court) as a ‘fantastic… gripping, economical two-hander,’ Spiders was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2015. It is a witty and touching piece of new writing, and asks if your suffering is still valid, if another’s suffering is greater.