The 21st Anniversary production of Philip Ridley's 'The Fastest Clock In The Universe' was produced by TREMers in association with Dréim Productions from the 5-30 November 2013 at the Old Red Lion. The production played to sold out audiences across the run, received critical acclaim and was honoured to be filmed for the V&A Archives - the first Ridley play ever to be included in the collection. The play starred Dylan Llewellyn (Hollyoaks, Holby City, War Horse), Nancy Sullivan (Les Miserables, Beautiful Thing, Never Forget), Ian Houghton (The Audience), Joshua Blake (War Horse) and Ania Marson (Foyle's War - ITV).
***** - Fourth Wall Magazine ***** - UK Theatre Web
**** - The Public Reviews **** - West End Frame
**** - WhatsOnStage **** - One Stop Arts
We also produced post-show events including performances of 5 brand new monologues written especially by Philip Ridley entitled 'Philip Ridley's New Writing Premiers'.
The Fastest Clock In The Universe
Written by Philip Ridley
Venue: The Old Red Lion
Dates: 5-30 November 2013
Directed by Tom O'Brien
Design by Emily Harwood
Lighting by Derek Anderson
Sound by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite
Produced by Robin Rayner for TREMers
Nancy Sullivan - Sherbet Gravel
Dylan Llewellyn - Foxtrot Darling
Ian Houghton - Captain Tock
Joshua Blake - Cougar Glass
Ania Marson - Cheetah Bee
"An exciting, moving, witty and at times disturbing theatrical experience."
"The stakes are high and the tension is wound up to number eleven in Tom O'Brien's superbly cast and punctiliously executed production. A creative team perfectly met to imagine this 21st anniversary production with an ensemble of actors fated to realise it. Funny. Foul. Fabulous."
UK Theatre Web
"an outstanding revival of one of Philip Ridley’s earliest works."
Fourth Wall Magazine
"darkly funny and impressively topical."
"Dynamic...explosive...well worth catching"
One Stop Arts
"Tom O'Brien's staging marks him out as an instinctive director with a very promising future ahead of him"
West End Frame
"a strongly enthralling experience."
The Public Reviews
"A very classy revival"
"Pin-sharp performances and slick direction make this revival of Philip Ridley’s multi-award winning 1992 play a taut, claustrophobic and extremely compelling experience."
"..the standout is Nancy Sullivan as Sherbet, an invading force with a bright pink handbag. With perfect comic timing, she nails her character’s smiling malevolence.."
"The whole two-hour production is gripping...From Blake’s ominous vanity to Llewellyn’s disturbing innocence, the performances by all five cast members are admirable."
A Younger Theatre
"A rich array of disgusting behaviour, and it’s altogether a most entertaining experience."
"Just incredible. The cast were outstanding, superb story line. Can't recommend it enough!"
Matt Crabb - Gaydio