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ABOUT

 

1969, Maryland, USA. Lil’ Bit is a precocious 17 year-old frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates her is her Uncle Peck. Told through a series of driving lessons throughout her adolescence, How I Learned to Drive explores the troubled relationship between a young girl and an older man with chaotic theatricality, hilarity and heartbreak. This shattering and provocative love story delves into the darker realms of sexuality and family life.

 

 

Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play made its first London revival in a stunning new production from Fools & Kings and D.E.M. Productions.

REVIEWS

★★★★

“A well-judged revival of a shrewd tragicomedy… Olivia Poulet is superb”. EVENING STANDARD

 

★★★★

“Superb… Nuanced… Absorbing… a convincing study of the destruction wreaked by wounded people.”

SUNDAY TIMES

 

★★★★

“Astonishing… a play people should see… if theatre is there for anything, it’s to make sure we hear exactly these sorts of stories.”

TIME OUT, Critic’s Choice

 

★★★★

“Once it has you in its grip it doesn't let go…

This is provocative, prescient drama.”

WHAT’S ON STAGE

 

★★★★½

“A truly powerful piece of theatre… leave you desperate to discuss what you’ve just seen with anyone you can find.”

THE PUBLIC REVIEWS

 

★★★★

“Gut-wrenching…formidable talent… Arrestingly alive and bitterly funny.” CULTURE WHISPER

 

★★★★

“Profound”

EXEUNT MAGAZINE

 

★★★★

“Provocative”

WHAT’S ON STAGE

 

“Brilliant play… polished production.” 

THE STAGE     

    

“striking and all-embracing”

BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

 

 “A terrific production of a truly wonderful play.”

VICTORIA SADLER

CAST

Olivia Poulet - Lil Bit

Bryony Corrigan -

Teenage Greek Chorus

William Ellis - Peck

Holly Hayes -

Female Greek Chorus

Joshua Miles - Male Greek Chorus

CREW

Director

Jack Sain

 

Lighting Design

Ziggy Jacobs

 

Stage Manager

Emily Deller

 

Producers

Jessica Campbell & Ramin Sabi

Set and Costume Designer

Katharine Heath

 

Sound Design and Composer

Nathan Klein

 

Costume Supervisor and Design Asst

Ellen Bean

 

Design Asst

Lily O'Hara