Ever feel like the world is spinning too fast to keep up? Make a date with this witty, cynical comedy of heartache and loneliness in which five sexy, sassy and cynical twenty-somethings come together at a speed-dating event.
Come and eavesdrop as a banker in denial, a writer with a hang-up, a publicist with a penchant for sexagenarians, a jilted musician, and a shrink with a secret all reveal their misanthropy and secret desires in this bittersweet comedy.
Directed by Poonam Brah, SPEED returns to the TBT following a sell-out week as part of Kali Theatre’s 2013 Talkback Festival in December.
Theatre review website Everything Theatre gave it 4 stars and an interesting & favourable review in which they said "Not your usual lovey-dovey rom-com; this is a comedy about people and relationships with themes of culture, religion and sexuality intertwined. Expect comedic realism." For the whole review click here: http://everything-theatre.co.uk/2013/12/speed-tristan-bates-theatre-review.html
The Asian Culture Vulture website's review said:
"The sense of ‘Asianness’ is very light and with a few – not hugely radical – changes it could actually be played ‘white’, but why have bread when you can have panettone, uh? There’s quite enough bread around.......
This is a wryly amusing study of relationships, of the damage we can do to each other in the pursuit of this very peculiar, but virtually all encompassing happiness......but Qureshi does hold out hope, and offers each of her characters something for their brave step of putting themselves out there – as we all must, in life and love."
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Since it's just 2 minutes walk to Dishoom, there's a fair chance we'll end up there afterwards.