Spoonface Steinberg

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An autistic girl comes to terms with her extraordinary life. Stars Becky Simpson.

Spoonface is seven years old, autistic and terminally ill with cancer. She's fascinated by opera and by the way her parents behave. With the help of their cleaner, Mrs Spud, she tries to come to terms with her extraordinary life. Lee Hall's award-winning monologue is performed by Becky Simpson.

First broadcast in 1997, it elicited such an extraordinary response from BBC Radio 4 listeners that a repeat was scheduled within days of the original transmission.

Originally the final part of Hall's quartet of dramas examining the experience of growing up from the perspective of children, Spoonface Steinberg was subsequently adapted for TV and the stage. Lee Hall went on to receive an Academy Award nomination for his screenplay of Billy Elliot, later turned into a stage musical.

Produced by Kate Rowland.

An autistic girl comes to terms with her extraordinary life.

Stars Becky Simpson.

Lee Hall's play about faith, love and death.

A powerful play about faith, love and death.

A play about faith, love and death.

An autistic girl dreams of being a little bird floating up to heaven.