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Playhouse Theatre
Northumberland Ave
London, WC2N 5DE
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SHOW TIMES
Opened: 24 Sep 2014
Booking from: 07 Nov 2014
Booking until: 29 Nov 2014
Duration: 1 Hour 35 Minutes including an interval
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  • gmr 180 male 83 reviews 1 helpful vote
    80% total rating Speed-the-Plow, 25th October 2014
    I enjoyed a clear, unobstructed view from this seat and had sufficient legroom. Got this as a day seat ticket (for Mamet's Speed-the-Plow with Lindsay Lohan) for £20, so this was excellent value. The stage was high, so I had to look up quite a bit but not to a degree where it got uncomfortable. Can recommend!
  • vsainsbury 6" female 34 reviews 3 helpful votes
    40% total rating Speed-the-Plow, 22nd November 2014
    Sat in Stalls G18
    Very close to the action. Wouldn't want to be any closer as difficult to see all the stage.
SPEED-THE-PLOW SEATING PLAN
Seats in the Stalls at the Playhouse Theatre are always the best bet, with some bargains to be had towards the rear of the sitting. Sit in the Dress Circle for the best overall views of the stage, but the Upper Circle also offers decent views for a discounted price.
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STORY
Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan makes her stage debut in David Mamet’s acclaimed satire Speed-the-Plow at London’s Playhouse Theatre. Directed by Lindsay Posner (Sexual Perversity in Chicago), Speed-the-Plow is a tongue-in-cheek portrayal of the Hollywood industry from the author of American Buffalo and Glengarry Glenn Ross. Opening on the West End in September 2014, the production is set to run for a strictly limited season.

Speed-the-Plow follows film producers Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox, who are convinced of their big break when a hugely bankable star agrees to appear in a definite commercial hit. But the arrival of Karen, the new temporary secretary, turns everything on its head as she sets about derailing the dream. As the men make bets on who will get to sleep with her first, Karen has her own agenda, as she convinces Bobby to dump the blockbuster in favour of box-office poison. A darkly hilarious, high-octane modern classic, Speed-the-Plow is rife with Mamet’s mesmerising wit and dialogue.

Lindsay Lohan has become a household name, through films such as Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. Speed-the-Plow marks her official stage debut, as she plays Karen alongside Richard Schiff as Bobby and Nigel Lindsay as Charlie. Schiff is star of The West Wing, whilst Lindsay has had numerous stage appearances, including Shrek the Musical as well as work at the Donmar, Royal Court and Almeida Theatre.

Originally opening on Broadway in 1988, starring Madonna as Karen, Speed-the-Plow is directed by Posner, who has directed more Mamet plays than any other London director. Further West End credits include The Winslow Boy, Uncle Vanya and Abigail’s Party. A witty, interesting production, Speed-the-Plow opens at the Playhouse Theatre in September 2014 for a strictly limited run until November. Don’t miss out!
SUITABLE FOR
This is the first opportunity to see Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan on stage! Fans of Mamet’s work will also enjoy this production, which is directed by a Mamet veteran and takes on the form of a sitcom. Speed-the-Plow is not suitable for children.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for 16+