RedCape Theatre

Thunder Road (Work-in-progress)

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 3 Feb, 20:00

Advisory age: 12+

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This bold, original performance by South Street's award winning resident company, RedCape Theatre, is about the power of the Heimlich manoeuvre, adventure and escape, the death of the Little Chef, the call of the open road, and the kind of friendship you'd take a bullet for. Taking as its inspirations the quintessentially British First Aid training course and the iconic feminist road movie 'Thelma and Louise', fusing theatre and stand-up, Thunder Road tells a story like you've never seen before, that will ring true in your heart and make you laugh till you cry.

Tonight, in a village hall near you, Maureen and Sylvie will be stunning you with their groundbreaking First Aid training. Sharing life-saving skills, life lessons and biscuits, they'll explode those medical myths and demonstrate the importance of always looking for danger.

Two women pack a car with training materials and medical supplies and set off on a journey, leaving their ordinary lives behind and waving goodbye to darkness and disappointment in the rear view mirror. It's just for a couple of days – then they'll both be home and everything will go back to normal. Because this isn't the movies. This is real life, where horizons are small and big things don't happen to people like Maureen and Sylvie...right? But when things take an unexpected turn in a Travelodge, events spin out of control, sat-navs must be re-adjusted and they find themselves on the road trip of a life time.

This is a very special work-in-progress performance, prior to playing as part of Camden People's Theatre's acclaimed "Calm Down Dear" festival of feminist theatre.

Ticket information

£5, £3 members - become a member

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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