Cross Pollinate Productions, in association with Red Line Productions presents

The Village Bike

by PENELOPE SKINNER
Directed by RACHEL CHANT

7 June - 8 July

Presented by Norton Crumlin & Associates.

'Isn’t she gorgeous? Hardly been ridden.
She’s been in the garage just gathering dust.'

Becky’s pregnant and frustrated. Her husband is more interested in the baby manual than her new underwear so she turns to the porn stash under the bed. As the summer heats up, a brief encounter sends her speeding downhill towards reckless abandon.

From the brilliant mind of playwright Penelope Skinner – described as Britain’s ‘leading young feminist writer’ (The Independent) — The Village Bike premiered at London’s Royal Court in 2011, where it had a sell-out, twice-extended run. It was the winner of the 2011 George Devine Award and won Skinner the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright.

Provocative, hilarious and absolutely crucial, Rachel Chant directs the Sydney premiere of The Village Bike, a darkly comic upending of presumptions about sexuality and pornography.

This production contains theatrical smoking, sexual references and sex scenes, and is suitable for ages 16+. 

DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM

Previews
7 & 8 June

Opening Night
Friday 9 June (invitation only)

Duration
140 Minutes (inc. interval)

TICKET PRICES
Adult: $42.00
Concession*: $35.00
Tuesdays: $30.00
Previews: $30.00

*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members.

CAST
Kate Bookallil
Sophie Gregg
Jamie Oxenbould
Rupert Reid
Gabrielle Scawthorn
Benedict Wall

CREATIVE TEAM
Written by Penelope Skinner
Directed by Rachel Chant
Produced by Cross Pollinate Productions
Assistant Director: Joel Horwood
Accent Consultant: Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Design: Anna Gardiner & Martelle Hunt
Sound Design & Composition: Nate Edmonson
Lighting Design: Hartley Kemp
Lighting Assistant: Sophie Pekbilimli
Stage Manager: Lillian Hannah U
Production Manager: Shell McKenzie

In conjunction with The Village Bike, Patricia Cornelius' seminal Australian work SLUT will play prior from 13 - 24 June.
Shows start at 6:15 PM (Tues-Sat) and at 4:30 PM (Sun) and run for 30 minutes with no interval.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Inspired by The Village Bike, a short new Australian work, Tongue Tied by Clare Hennessy, will play prior to the main show from 27 June - 8 July.
Shows start at 6:15 PM (Tues-Sat) and at 4:30 PM (Sun) and run for 40 minutes with no interval.
For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

Gabrielle Scawthorne by Marmaras Shoots

Gabrielle Scawthorne by Marmaras Shoots

"No playwright has put women themselves centre stage with such bravado as Penelope Skinner."
The Evening Standard

“That it’s a woman’s urge that’s being explored, in unsentimental and non-celebratory terms, makes The Village Bike an uncommon and revitalizing entry in mainstream theater.”
New York Times

“Skinner’s charming and elusive script - is brilliantly engineered.”
The Australian

“mercilessly funny… and savagely insightful”
The Telegraph UK

Design by How Design

Design by How Design

Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

Please note there is a lockout policy in place on all shows at The Old Fitz Theatre. Latecomers are not permitted to enter during the performance and there is a no refunds/exchanges policy in place with regards to latecomers. Please contact boxoffice@redlineproductions.com.au or 0416 044 413 with any issues.