Thrills, abduction, pills, attraction, laughs, prescriptions..and it’s all sung…



Thrills, abduction, pills, attraction, laughs, prescriptions..and it’s all sung

Imagine waking up, but you’re not in your bed. Imagine waking up, realizing you’ve been drugged and you’re tied to a stranger… a stranger you can’t see. Neither of you knows how you got there and neither of you knows how to escape.

Tom and Kate can’t remember a thing…. not about the last few days anyway. Everything is a total blank, except for a halloumi kebab and a double-decker bus. As piece by piece they unravel their memories, each step brings them closer to knowing their captors, closer to their terrifying fate… and closer to each other.

In association with The Royal Exchange.

First performed at The Studio, The Royal Exchange Theatre 3rd – 12th March 2011

Written & Directed by: Janine Waters
Music & Lyrics by Simon Waters
Designed by Kevin Freeman
Cast: Jenny Platt, David Hunter, Craig Whittaker, Liz Singleton.

Performed again at The King’s Head Theatre, Islington, London12th June – 7th July 2012

Cast: Cassandra Compton, Ben Gerrard, Craig Whittker, Claire Greenway.

In June 2012 Spinach toured to famous King’s Head Theatre in London for a month long run.



“…a brilliant and versatile cast. With an unusual plot and strong performers, this is an entertaining piece with great originality.”

What’s On Stage, Fluer Poad

“A classy comedy thriller with great performances from its quartet of actors.”

The Stage, Scott Matthewson

Reviews of the 2011 production of Spinach’ at the King’s Head Theatre

“A truly unique piece of musical theatre” 5 stars – Whatsonthefringe
“Sung-play ‘Spinach’ is one of the most enthralling, unique musical theatre experiences to hit the Off-West End stage. It is a riveting psychological romantic comedy that will certainly have you on the edge of your seat” 5 stars – Mellow Day London
“A gloriously theatrical experience and ultimately heartwarming” Gary Naylor, Broadwayworld
“Very often funny and deeply engaging, this is an entertaining piece with great originality” 4 stars – Whatsonstage
“One of those one-offs that demand to be seen – this ‘Spinach’ is scrumptious” Parikiyaki