THE VILLAGE BIKE by Penelope Skinner

7 JUNE – 8 JULY 2017

Presented by Norton Crumlin & Associates

“One of the best independent productions of the year” – Jason Blake, SMH

“Directed beautifully by Rachel Chant…Gabrielle Scawthorn’s performance is to die for. Do not miss this show.” – Trisha Starrs, Stages Ser

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.

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

Written by Penelope Skinner
Directed by Rachel Chant
Produced by Cross Pollinate Productions
Production Design by Anna Gardiner and Martelle Hunt
Sound Design and Composition by Nate Edmonson
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

WITH: Kate Bookallil, Sophie Gregg, Jamie Oxenbould, Rupert Reid, Gabrielle Scawthorn, and Benedict Wall.

In association with Red Line Productions