22 to 29 January 2011

in the Studio Theatre


Speed The Plow

by David Mamet

directed by Steven O’Shea

Set within the world of the Hollywood movie industry, ‘Speed-the-Plow’ is a brutal satire centred upon the age-old conflict of ‘art versus commerce’.

Charlie Fox, a struggling movie producer, brings to his long-time friend Bobby Gould, a newly promoted studio boss, a sure-fire hit movie project with a major star attached. Gould appears certain to attain the necessary‘ green light’ to begin production until the unexpected intervention of his temporary secretary, Karen.

David Mamet is one of America’s most acclaimed and controversial playwrights. This sparkling black comedy figures amongst his most successful and significant works.