It has been announced that Philip Ridley’s modern classic The Fastest Clock In The Universe will return to London in a brand new 21st Anniversary Production at the Old Red Lion Theatre.
The production will open on Thursday 7th November (previews from 5th November) and will run until Saturday 30th November 2013.
“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.
The cast features Dylan Llewellyn (Hollyoaks, A Handbag at the National) as Foxtrot Darling, Ian Houghton (The Audience, Yes Prime Minister) as Captain Tock, Joshua Blake (War Horse) as Cougar Glass, Nancy Sullivan (Eponine in Les Miserables, Chloe in Never Forget) as Sherbet Gravel and Ania Marson 9Dixon of Dock Green) as Cheetah Bee.
The Fastest Clock in the Universe is written by Philip Ridley and directed by Tom O’Brien. Design is by Emily Harwood with lighting design by Derek Andersonand sound design by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite. The fight director is Bret Yount and the assistant director is Amy Ewbank. It is produced by TREMers in association with Dréim Productions.
Please visit www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk for further information and tickets.