Tristan Bates Theatre


The Florence Theatre Company and Pentire Street Productions present Spiders

13th - 18th August 2018 


Run Time: 1 hour 

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions) 

A touching two-hander examining friendship and the relativity of suffering. 

"Remember Steve Irwin? Steve Irwin didn’t do any of that pussying around Attenborough shit."

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. The two of them have been squatting together for a few weeks, but when ‘real life’ isn’t quite what Mia expected, and Harry finds that being a ‘good person’ isn’t always easy, things start to get fractious. Together, Harry and Mia navigate growing up, loving, violence, and how to become invisible in a world that wants you to be seen.  

‘Spiders’ is a witty, touching piece of new writing that asks: is your suffering still valid, if another’s is greater? Longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting in 2015, the play debuted at the Corpus Playroom in Cambridge to rave reviews.



Harry Samuel Parkinson

Mia Caroline Elms



Producer Jordan Wilkes

Producer Matt Turbett

Director Rebecca Vaa

Writer Billie Collins

Production Designer Nadine Froehlich

Projections Louis Norris


Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the performance begins. We cannot guarantee entry to the performance once it has begun. The Actors Centre reserves the right to refuse entry.


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