The Village Bike

by Penelope Skinner

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Fri 24 Jun - Sat 06 Aug 2011

Becky’s pregnant and frustrated. But 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.

A provocative and darkly comic look at fantasy and romance.

The Village Bike is the Royal Court debut from Penelope Skinner. Also a graduate from the Royal Court’s writing programmes, her credits elsewhere includes a collaboration with Moira Buffini, Matt Charman and Jack Thorne on Greenland at the National Theatre, Eigengrau at the Bush Theatre, Scarlet’s Circus for Hampstead Theatre’s Heat & Light Group and Fucked, at the Old Red Lion in 2008 and at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival.

Joe Hill-Gibbins directs. At the Royal Court, his credits include The Girlfriend Experience, The Family Plays, Bliss, and A Girl In A Car With A Man. He is Deputy Artistic Director of the Young Vic Theatre, where has directed The Glass Menagerie, The Beauty Queen of Leenane and A Respectable Wedding.

Age Restriction 18+.
Contains strong sexual content. No younger patrons will be admitted.
Running time 2hrs 30mins approx, including one interval.


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