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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

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"the power

of imagination

makes us infinite"

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."

Mouth London



"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"

Time Out


"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 Londonist


"..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.."

Exeunt Magazine


"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."

Bargain Theatreland


"Just incredible. The cast were outstanding, superb story line. Can't recommend it enough!"

Matt Crabb - Gaydio