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 is suitable for ages 16+ and contains adult themes, content that may be triggering and theatrical smoking.

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

Previews
7 & 8 June

Matinees
Sat 1 July: 2:00 PM
Sat 8 July: 2:00 PM

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
Production Design by Anna Gardiner & Martelle Hunt
Sound Design and Composition by Nate Edmondson
Lighting Design by Hartley T A Kemp
Stage Management by Lillian Hannah U
Production Management by Shell McKenzie
Assistant Direction by Joel Horwood
Lighting Assisting by Sophie Pekbilimli
Accent/Dialect Coaching by Linda Nicholls-Gidley
Production Photography by Andre Vasquez

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

"One of the best independent productions of the year...this production could sit proudly on any main stage in Sydney. ★★★★"
Jason Blake - Sydney Morning Herald

"Gabrielle Scawthorn is absolutely
outstanding as Becky. ★★★½ "
Ben Neutze - Daily Review

"Under Rachel Chant's direction, the Old Fitz Theatre audience is asked to consider the lives of some seemingly normal people once we look behind closed doors and ask the unspoken questions."
Jade Kops - Broadway World

"Full marks to director Rachel Chant, whose desire for perfection is hereby duly noted. The Sydney Theatre Company couldn’t wish for a more polished and convincing set."
Frank Hatherley - Stage Whispers

"Sequences oscillate between comedy and drama effortlessly, with moments of breathtaking sexual tension giving an excellent sense of texture and dimension to what we see, hear and feel."
Suzy Wrong - SuzyGoesSee

Design by How Design

Design by How Design

Seating at The Old Fitz Theatre is unreserved.

Drinks are permitted in the theatre. Food is not permitted under any circumstances. This includes bar chips/nuts.

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.