A girl suffering from Autism comes to terms with her cancer.


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Spoonface was different, even before the cancer. Now after her parents have split up and her mother has a drink problem, her hospital consultant introduces her to opera. She becomes fascinated with divas who have marvellous stage deaths and this helps her to approach her own death with dignity... Written by Spider Jerusalem

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well worth the time to check out
27 July 2004 | by (camborne) – See all my reviews

i only know this as a play, 1st heard on BBC Radio 4 and remains to this day the only play i went out and bought and gave it to people and MADE them listen to it.

this is the first time i've ever heard this subject matter handled in such a unique way.

its a fresh perspective on an old story and told from the child's point of view. it's freshness comes from the way Spoonface is just a ordinary little girl with problems but you need to hear or watch to find out about those problems.

does make you think!

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