The Education of Skinny Spew

DOI: 10.5040/9781408168875.00000034
Scenes: 5. Roles: Male (3) , Female (1) , Neutral (0)

The Education of Skinny Spew is a savage play, a brief journey through the life of a boy who gains consciousness in the womb and is immediately disgusted with the world. Skinny Spew is insulted by his parent’s inane attempts to talk to him, rips up his teddy bear, and eventually attacks those he sees as attempting to civilise him, and repress his right to play as he wants to.

It is part of Brenton’s group of ‘Plays for the Poor Theatre’ – plays with minimal theatrical requirements and small casts, but fierce intensity.

The Education of Skinny Spew was first performed in 1969 by the University of Bradford Drama Group.

From Plays For The Poor Theatre


Bloomsbury Publishing

Howard Brenton

ISBN: 9780413470805

Series: Modern Plays

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