Speed The Plow

Date(s) - 9 Dec 2015
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM

Roslyn Packer Theatre, Walsh Bay, Sydney

GoTheatrical! Open Captioned Performances: Wednesday, 7 December 2016 at 1pm AND Friday, 9 December 2016 at 7.30pm

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Booking details: https://www.sydneytheatre.com.au/whats-on/productions/2016/speed-the-plow

Sydney Theatre Company and Colonial First State Global Asset Management present


By David Mamet

Making art is a ruthless business

David Mamet’s extraordinary writing brings the luminous Rose Byrne back to the Australian stage. Mamet writes dialogue so distinct – fast, funny, exacting, inspired – that it is a genre unto itself. From Glengarry Glen Ross to Oleanna, he has given morally questionable characters the linguistic dexterity to enthral us, offend us and hoodwink us all at the same time.

In Speed-the-Plow, Mamet’s attention is squarely on a world he knows all too well – show business. Studio executives Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox came up together in Hollywood’s dog-eat-dog world. Today, Bobby is one step ahead and has the authority to green light a project of his choosing. Just this morning, Charlie has landed a surefire blockbuster with a star attached. With millions of dollars on the line, every move is a gamble.

The wildcard in this deck is a temporary secretary called Karen, an outsider with ideas of her own.

Joining Byrne onstage is Lachy Hulme (Channel Ten’s Offspring) with our very own Andrew Upton to direct. Together, they will bring Mamet’s Faustian dilemma thrillingly to life.

“Life in the movie business is like the beginning of a new love affair: it’s full of surprises, and you’re constantly getting f***ed.”
Charlie Fox

Duration 1hr 35mins (no interval)
Content warning Strong language

Production Patron John and Frances Ingham

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