Plays by Amy Shindler

Burning Bridges  

Nick Hern Books
Type: Text

Amy Shindler's play Burning Bridges is a drama about a young woman living with autism, and how her behaviour affects those closest to her. It was first performed at Theatre503, London, on 13 September 2016, produced by Sally Knyvette and Trish Wadley in association with Theatre503.

The play begins in a flat in North-West London belonging to Dan and Kate, a married couple in their thirties. When Kate's younger sister Sarah, who has Asperger's Syndrome, comes on a visit from America, what starts as a fortnight of family holiday spirals into a nightmare of accusation and intrigue as Sarah sets about seducing her brother-in-law.

The premiere production was directed by Sally Knyvette and designed by Max Dorey. It was performed by Anne Adams (as Kate), Rae Brogan (as Sarah), Simon Bubb (as Dan), Gaby French, Rosemary Berkon, Sarah Balfour and Abbie McCamley.

Amy Shindler is an actress and television writer. She co-created and wrote the series Pat and Cabbage (ITV) and has also written for Horrible Histories (CBBC), Trollied (Sky 1), Threesome (Comedy Central) and My Family (BBC 1). Her debut play, Burning Bridges, was premiered at Theatre503, London, in 2016.