Big Broad Productions Premieres THE SPEED TWINS at Riverside Studios 3, Now thru Sept 28
Big Broad Productions Limited presents The Speed Twins by Maureen Chadwick, directed by Simon Evans, with designer Andrew D Edwards, lighting designer Johanna Tow and sound designer Ed Lewis. The cast features Amanda Boxer, Polly Hemingway and Mia Mackie.
Simon Evans directs the world premiere of this exciting new play by Maureen Chadwick, creator and writer of award-winning dramas Bad Girls, Footballers' Wives and Waterloo Road. The Speed Twins, which runs for five weeks at Riverside Studios 3 from tonight 29 August - Saturday 28 September, is an exhilarating, intriguing and moving story about a long lost love between two women. Press night is Tuesday 3 September at 7.45pm.
Respectable widow Queenie is astonished and appalled when she finds herself trapped in a mysterious nightclub called "The Gateways" with two alarming companions and no way out. As the drink flows, uncomfortable truths are revealed and Queenie is forced to revisit that fateful motorbike crash she walked away from fifty years ago. Torn between temptation and fear, she struggles to justify her life's choices and clear her conscience. Will she go to her grave with her conventional moral certainties intact? Or will she have the courage to re-write history and finally be true to her heart?
The Speed Twins unleashes an explosive and darkly comic conflict of desires and challenges us all to ask fundamental questions about identity.
Amanda Boxer's recent stage roles include Relative Values, directed by Trevor Nunn at Bath Theatre Royal, Long Voyage Home at the Old Vic Tunnels and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Polly Hemingway was a series regular on Wallander and DCI Banks.
Mia Mackie's recent roles include Rookery Nook at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Law and Order UK on ITV1.
Director Simon Evans is a recent graduate from the Donmar Warehouse's Resident Assistant Director scheme. His previous productions include The Silence of the Sea at Trafalgar Studios and Thom Pain at The Print Room.
Big Broad is a creatively-led theatre Production Company with a strong diversity agenda and a focus on new writing. For more information, visit www.bigbroad.co.uk.
Riverside Studios 3 is located on Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London W6 9RL. BOX OFFICE 020 8237 1111 or www.riversidestudios.co.uk. The show runs Thursday 29 August - Saturday 28 September. Press Night: Tuesday 3 September at 7.45 pm. Gala Night in support of Stonewall, Thursday 5 September at 7.45pm. The regular performance schedule is: Tuesday - Saturday at 7.45pm; Thursday & Saturday at 3.00pm; and Sunday at 5.00pm. Tickets £22.50 (£15.00 concs.); Early Bird: £17.50; 2-4-1 tickets on all previews 29 August - 1 September, not including Saturday 31, and subject to availability.