THE FASTEST CLOCK IN THE UNIVERSE 21st Anniversary Production Runs At Old Red Lion, Nov 2013
Philip Ridley's modern classic The Fastest Clock In The Universe will return in a brand new 21st Anniversary Production at the Old Red Lion Theatre from Tuesday 5 - Saturday 30 November (press night Thursday 7 November) it was announced today.
A strange room in the East End of London. Cougar Glass, a narcissistic 30 year old is once again celebrating his '19th Birthday' in order to seduce an unwitting young schoolboy. We find Cougar half naked under a tanning lamp, surrounded by stuffed birds and feeling increasingly tense. The party preparations are under way and everything has been planned to the last detail. Surely nothing can go wrong? After all, there's the specially made birthday cake, the specially written cards, the specially chosen guest of honour and a very, very sharp knife... Shocking and hilarious, The Fastest Clock In The Universe delves into the dark underworld of today's youth culture.
The Fastest Clock In The Universe was first performed in 1992 at The Hampstead Theatre starring a then unknown Jude Law as Foxtrot Darling and Con O'Neil as Cougar Glass. It caused a sensation, winning the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer to the stage and the Meyer Whitworth Prize. The play is now regarded as a contemporary classic with this production now celebrating its 21st Anniversary.
Dylan Llewellyn is best known for playing the role of Martin 'Jono' Johnson in Hollyoaks for Channel 4, with other work for TV including Seb Channing in long running medical drama Holby City. Theatre credits include Short Plays By... at Soho Theatre and A Handbag at The National Theatre. Nancy Sullivan's recent credits include understudying and playing the roles of Sandra and Leah in the 20th Anniversary Production of Beautiful Thing at the Arts Theatre, Eponine in Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre and Chloe in the first National Tour of Never Forget. Joshua Blake recently graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Recent credits include War Horse at the New London Theatre.Ian Houghton has just finished playing the roles of Edward Heath, Wilson's Detective and the Policeman in The Audience alongside Dame Helen Mirren at the Gielgud Theatre. Other recent credits include the UK Tour of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, Yes, Prime Minister at the Gielgud Theatre and the UK Tour of Boeing, Boeing.Ania Marson began her career in 1963 in the well known television series Dixon of Dock Green. Since then, she has worked extensively within the theatre and film industries playing roles such as Olga in the film Nicholas and Alexandra. Her many television credits include Blake 7, Casanova and Z Cars.
Philip Ridley is the writer of The Pitchfork Disney, Shivered, Tender Napalm and The Old Red Lion's 2011 sell-out production of Mercury Fur. His new one-woman play Dark Vanilla Jungle premiered at the Soho Theatre and has just won a Fringe First at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival starring Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones). Philip will hold post-show Q&As every Tuesday and a post-show poetry reading of his own work every Wednesday throughout the run.