The Village Bike
by PENELOPE SKINNER
Directed by RACHEL CHANT
7 June - 8 July
Presented in association with Cross Pollinate Productions.
'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.
DATES & TIMES
Tuesday - Saturday: 8:15 PM
Sunday: 6:30 PM
7 & 8 June
Friday 9 June (invitation only)
140 Minutes (inc. interval)
*Concession tickets are available to Seniors, DVA & Student Card Holders and MEAA Equity Members)
Written by Penelope Skinner
Directed by Rachel Chant
Produced by Cross Pollinate Productions
Design by Anna Gardiner
Sound Design & Composition by Nate Edmonson
Stage Management by Lillian Hannah U
"No playwright has put women themselves centre stage with such bravado as Penelope Skinner."
The Evening Standard
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