by LUCAS HNATH directed by MATTHEW DUNSTER
Ray lives to swim. He is within touching distance of Olympic glory and a life-changing sponsorship deal. But everything changes when performance-enhancing drugs are discovered in the club’s refrigerator. As tensions run high, Ray’s brother wants them destroyed, his coach wants to call the authorities, his ex-girlfriend doesn’t want to know, and Ray wants the drugs back.
A thriller played at the breakneck pace of an Olympic sprint, Red Speedo tackles the unforgiving weight of success in a world where the only crime is getting caught.
Lucas Hnath is one of America’s most exciting new playwrights, whose Tony Award nominated A Doll’s House Part 2 was seen at the Donmar Warehouse. Matthew Dunster directs this UK premiere, fresh from his West End hit productions of Shirley Valentine, 2.22: A Ghost Story and Hangmen.
“One of the brightest new voices of his generation” New York Times on Lucas Hnath
“Formal rigour, propulsive momentum, the sense that there’s a lot happening beneath the surface” The Guardian on Red Speedo
A co-production with David Adkin
Mon – Sat 7.30pm (Thu 18 Jul at 7pm)
Thu & Sat 2.30pm (from Sat 20 Jul)
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Tue 23 Jul 7.30pm
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Audio Described performance
Mon 29 Jul 7.30pm
Wed 31 July 7.30pm
Fri 2 Aug 7.30pm
Tue 6 Aug 7.30pm
Thu 8 Aug 2.30pm
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Mon 5 Aug 7:30pm
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