Theatre: Velocity

Posted by Caroline Lofts

“Everyone falls at the same rate. Isn’t that amazing? Everyone. Everything. A fat man. A little baby. A brick, a piece of paper, a penny. Amazing. Once acceleration gets a hold of you velocity just goes all f***in’ nuts.”

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and another in its acclaimed series introducing Canada’s finest playwrights to the UK, the European premiere of Daniel Macdonald’s Velocity opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 27 April 2014.

A wildly theatrical, irreverently funny, horrifying new play from multi-award-winning playwright Daniel Macdonald.

Dot doesn’t hate her father. She just wants to explode him out of his office tower to shake things up. Set him off. See what happens. And get an “A” on her science project…

Daring to challenge the law of physics, Dot interviews her flailing father and neurotic mother, as their world crashes to the ground. Just imagine. Your life in six seconds.

Velocity was originally workshopped at the Saskatchewan Spring Festival of New Plays and had its world premiere at Persephone Theatre, Saskatoon directed by Del Surjik. It won the New Works of Merit playwriting competition in New York City, and received its US premiere with Twilight Theatre at the HERE Space in New York City in 2012. It was also seen as part of the LARK Play Development Centre’s Playwrights’ Festival in New York City.

Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Road, London SW10 9ED
Box Office 0844 847 1652 Book online at
Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, 27, 28, 29 April, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 May 2014
Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. Tuesday matinees at 2.00pm.
Tickets £18, £16 concessions.

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