Actress Lindsay Lohan makes her West End stage debut in David Mamet’s satire ‘Speed-the-Plow’. Mamet’s show is a critique of the Hollywood film industry and the fickle nature of the top dogs in charge. It begins in the office of Bobby Gould, who has just been promoted to Head of Production at a huge Hollywood film studio. He’s planning a new blockbuster with his business partner Charlie Fox, and they are ecstatic when a top celebrity agrees to star in their upcoming movie. It’s guaranteed to be a hit, but then Bobby’s temporary secretary Karen comes on the scene. She wants him to ditch his plans and make a movie about a book she has recently read on radiation – hardly the stuff of a Hollywood hit. Bobby is gradually persuaded, and he turns his back on Charlie and the plans they have made together. But will Charlie let Karen come between him and his fortune? Speed-the-Plow is one of Mamet’s most successful plays; previous productions have starred Madonna, Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum.
- 24 September 2014
- 29 November 2014
- Performance Times
- Matinees: Saturdays 2.30pm
- Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7.30pm
- Running Time
- Age Restrictions
- Speed-the-Plow is suitable for children aged 16 and over.