"The dialogue is exemplary, sparkling with wit as Chadwick demonstrates her mastery of camp. But the real strength of the piece is its humanity. It will, I think, prove to be Maureen Chadwick's masterpiece." Beige Magazine, Alex Hopkins
Click on the image above for the full reviews round-up.
We've been in party mode for The Speed Twins...
First was for our Press Night on 3rd September and then again for our Stonewall Benefit night on Tuesday 10th September.
Guests including Maureen Duffy, Jill Gardiner, Jane Hill, Clare Balding, Alice Arnold, Thom Southerland and of course our lovely cast and creative team. Click on the images above to reveal more photos.
Thanks also to SWIG wine merchants for helping us out with the delicious Collard Picard Cuvee Champagne for the Stonewall night, which everyone thought was absolutely delicious!
Sunday 15th September - Cinema and Theatre Double BillTo coincide with Maureen Chadwick's new play "The Speed Twins", Riverside Studios are running a special screening of the iconic movie, "The Killing Of Sister George" on Sunday 15th of September at 2pm, with The Speed Twins Sunday matinee at 5pm.
See both The Killing of Sister George and The Speed Twins for just £22.50 (£17.50 concs.). This offer is available through the Riverside Box Office: 020 8237 1111 or counter only.
The Speed Twins (Riverside Studio 3, August 29th – September 28th) is set in a spectral version of the iconic lesbian bar, The Gateways, made famous in 1969 when it was featured in Robert Aldrich’s movie of The Killing of Sister George, starring Susannah York, Beryl Reid and Coral Browne, and including a ten minute fancy dress scene filmed on location in the real-life club. For many years the film represented the only mainstream depiction of the lesbian lifestyle on screen and for The Speed Twins lead character, Queenie, it would have been a rare glimpse into the alternative world of the life she didn’t pursue, but which haunts her still.
Sunday 15th September - Cinema and Theatre Double Bill
We're delighted that Amy Lamé is going to introduce the special screening of "The Killing of Sister George" at Riverside Studios on Sunday 15th September at 2pm. Find out more about this iconic movie and the impact it had at the time.
The Speed Twins is set in a spectral version of the Gateways - the legendary lesbian nightclub featured in The Killing of Sister George.
See both the movie and the play for just £22.50 (£17.50 concs.) with Sister George at 2pm and The Speed Twins at 5pm. And why not have a drink on the lovely riverside terrace in between? This offer is available through the Riverside Box Office: 020 8237 1111 or counter only.
And to find out why that notorious sex scene in the movie never had any musical underscoring click on the image above and check out a great piece from Mark Kermode's Cult Film Corner on youtube for the inside story.....