Kali Theatre presents: SPEED - by Iman Qureshi

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."

For the whole review go to:

http://asianculturevulture.com/portfolios/desperate-20s-pursuit-love-speed/

To book tickets (£15, £10 concessions) go to:

http://www.tristanbatestheatre.co.uk/

Since it's just 2 minutes walk to Dishoom, there's a fair chance we'll end up there afterwards.

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  • Sheila C

    Really enjoyed this play - funny, insightful, sharp - and good acting - Go!

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed the show, thanks for letting me gatecrash the group. X

    February 28, 2014

  • Sheila C

    Hi Sabina, Neetha, Kalpana, Hena and Paula,

    Looking forward to seeing you tonight at 7:15 by the box office at the Tristan Bates Theatre 1A Tower St, Covent Garden WC2H 9NP to see SPEED which starts at 7:30pm.

    The seats are not reserved numbered seating so I don't want us to go in last and have to sit scattered in the last seats. As you arrive I will ask you to go in and save seats for the rest of us. I'll hang on for any stragglers but I will go in at 7.25pm.

    I'll be wearing an orange scarf so you can spot me. I'm in meetings etc this afternoon and I'll be travelling there on the underground so it will often be better to text rather than phone. Please let me know if you're late as I'll be looking for you anxiously!

    See you later, Sheila

    February 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys I'm from Birmingham, in London for a couple of days. Looking forward to the show

    February 26, 2014

  • Paula

    Hello, I haven't been to any meetups with this group before. Look forward to hopefully meeting you on 28th. Paula

    February 18, 2014

    • Sheila C

      Welcome Paula- look forward to seeing you at your first meetup with us. I wouldn't leave it too long to buy your ticket - they might sell out. I'll be in touch again a day or two before the meetup.

      February 18, 2014

    • Paula

      Thanks Sheila, sounds good. Yes, I'd bought my ticket when I rsvp'd to this Meetup.

      February 19, 2014

  • Kalpana

    Does anybody else fancy eating something in Dishoom on st martins lane at 5.45 before the show?

    February 18, 2014

  • Sheila C

    booked my ticket too!

    February 16, 2014

  • Neetha

    just booked, i dont think i'll be able to get there that early for dinner , can do dinner after though.

    February 15, 2014

  • Kalpana

    Just booked. Shall we have something to eat at Dishoom before at 5.45 pm?

    February 15, 2014

    • Sheila C

      Good idea, will definitely think about it. We'll see what everyone else thinks too?

      February 15, 2014

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