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Written by Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) and first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1997, Spoonface Steinberg follows an extraordinary story of faith, love and the meaning of life, including Hall’s trademark sense of humour in the face of tragedy. An intensely moving and profound experience, the hour-long play consists of a powerful monologue by it’s main protagonist Spoonface Steinberg, an autistic girl grappling with terminal illness.
For ERT’s production, Spoonface is played by Evie Guttridge, an alumni of our coveted Summer Schools and a rising star in the local, national and international performing arts scene. ERT’s artistic director, Adrian Rawlins (Chernobyl, Harry Potter) directs the one-woman production. He says:
“A year or so after I first directed Evie Guttridge I suggested we work on a one woman show together. After wrestling with the role over a long rehearsal period Evie finally arrived at a wonderful, touching and thought provoking portrayal of ‘Spoonface’ and held the ERT audience spellbound for the hour’s duration – no mean feat for an actor of any age and experience!
“Evie went on to take ‘Spoonface’ to New Zealand to great acclaim. It’s a piece of theatre that both Evie and myself are incredibly proud and hope you enjoy this on-line performance as much as we enjoyed making it.”
The first production of its kind and size for East Riding Theatre’s relaunched online programme, Spoonface Steinberg will be a brilliant alternative reminding regular theatregoers of ERT’s high-quality work, and providing opportunities for new audiences to experience our shows for the first time.
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Back in 2017, in conjunction with the first run of Spoonface Steinberg – a one-woman play about an autistic girl grappling with terminal illness – Dr. Brett Heasman from the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science, LSE, brought together a series of stories for an exhibition here at ERT. The exhibition, part of the Open […]
Author of the DCI Banks novels Peter Robinson joined us for this month’s Paradise Playlists Watch the interview and listen to the tracks individually below.
Before the release of ‘Spoonface Steinberg’ on on Friday 23rd October we spoke to the star of the show, Evie Guttridge, about how she got involved in the production and how she tackled such a difficult and complex character. Hi Evie! How are you and what are you doing right now? I’m doing well at the moment, […]
Ahead of the release of our first online production on Friday 23rd October, we spoke to the Director of ‘Spoonface Steinberg’ Adrian Rawlins about how he found the story and how he went about bringing it to life on stage. So, tell me about how Spoonface Steinberg started for you. Who passed you the script and […]
Joshua Burnell and Frances Sladen put on a spellbinding performance as part of our ‘Live In Your Living Room’ series. Watch the full performance below! We’re LIVE with Joshua Burnell and Frances Sladen 🔴 Posted by East Riding Theatre on Saturday, 17 October 2020 Recent winner of the Rising Star accolade in the 2020 […]
Conrad from Holy Moly & the Crackers joined us for a brand new edition of Paradise Playlists and we must say, he chose 6 brilliant tracks! Watch the interview and listen to the tracks individually below. Paradise Playlists with Holy Moly & The Crackers Paradise Playlists: Holy Moly & The Crackers 🎥 Posted by East […]
Last night, 30th September, between 20:00 and 22:00 – East Riding Theatre was ‘Lit in Red’– joining the national campaign to create awareness of the lack of support for the live events sector. ‘Red Alert – Stand as ONE’, is a campaign to raise public and media awareness in support of the live events sector which […]
Local actor Nell Baker has written and directed this new short love story ‘Nightingale’. Watch her perform alongside Robert Lennon, Geraint Rhys, Ewan Pollitt and Joseph Clayton. Enjoy! Nightingale by Nell Baker Local actor Nell Baker has written and directed this new short love story 'Nightingale'. Watch her perform alongside Robert Lennon, Geraint Rhys, Ewan […]
The amazing Sam Martyn joined us for a brand new episode of Live In Your Living Room. Watch her brilliant performance below! Posted by East Riding Theatre on Saturday, 12 September 2020 Sam Martyn, a traditional folk singer and musician from Hull, sings solo as well as in the Hull bands Beggar’s Bridge and […]