Burning Bridges


ISBN: 9781848425941
Author: By Amy Shindler
Publication Date: 15/09/2016
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 80pp.
Availability: Available


‘When she was little she was obsessed with me – if I didn’t play with her or sit next to her she screamed her head off. Then one day she replaced me with a Captain crunch cereal box.’

When Sarah, a young woman with Asperger’s Syndrome, comes to visit her sister and brother-in-law, what starts as a fortnight of family holiday spirals into a nightmare of accusation and intrigue.

A love triangle with a dangerous twist, this moving and funny play explores the everyday dilemmas of a young woman living with autism: what to eat, what to watch on TV, and how to seduce your sister’s husband with a piece of cake.

Amy Shindler’s Burning Bridges premiered at Theatre503, London, in September 2016.

‘Very funny and intelligent… I heartedly recommend it’
West End Wilma

‘Sharp and brilliant humour… sensitively handled… a magnificent magnifying glass onto fractious family life’
A Younger Theatre

‘An uncompromising character study’
The Stage

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