Redcape Theatre present Thunder Road
29th November 2018 8pm
University Theatre, Newton Park Campus£12 Full | £10 Concs | £6 BSU Student
About the Event
Tonight, Maureen and Sylvie are bringing their innovative First Aid Training to a village hall near you!
With its stand-up/theatre crossover, Thunder Road will appeal to both comedy and theatre audiences. Its humorous yet celebratory look at the voluntary sector will go down well with local groups like St John's ambulance and The Red Cross. It would be a great after work night out (how many of us have had to attend a compulsory first aid course?). This is a very funny, vibrant show which also takes on weightier issues of control and empowerment, it will have a genuinely broad appeal across ages and social groups.
Thunder Road is a show 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.
It's a bold, original piece of stand-up theatre by Catherine Dyson and Cassie Friend. Taking as its primary inspirations the quintessentially British First Aid training course and the iconic feminist road movie 'Thelma and Louise', ‘Thunder Road’ fuses interactive theatre, standup and film to tell a story like you've never seen before, that will ring true in your heart and make you laugh till you cry.
‘There is great work from performers Cassie Friend and Catherine Dyson in a little glistening shell of a show.’
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian on 1 Beach Road
‘Both Cassie Friend and Catherine Dyson give faultless performances.’
Exeunt Magazine on 1 Beach Road
'There's brilliant chemistry between these two performers. Side splittingly funny.'
Alison King, Producer Turtle Key Arts on Thunder Road preview
'These characters are utterly mad, but completely believable.'
Tina Bicat, Designer on Thunder Road preview