“A touching physical whirlwind full of quirky humour and high energy."
ZOO (venue 124) Friday 4 – Saturday 19 August 11.45am“One car, one trip and two forgotten friends; The Drive, intriguingly told by renowned devised theatre company Angel Exit, is an honest two-hander that forces not only a confrontation with the past but more importantly – how it is remembered. Currently in development, this production is reviewed ahead of a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August.”
The Drive recounts an unexpected Nordic road trip which sees two estranged friends thrown together on a tense journey from London to Oslo. A mutual friend has recently died from cancer and has asked each of them to drive her car full of her belongings back home to her parents in Norway. Neither is expecting the other to be sharing the drive. The further Becky and Nat get from home the closer they come to confronting the demons of their shared past.
Spliced through with humour, slick physicality, an original contemporary soundtrack and video projection, The Drive is a show about friendship, grief, the fragility of memory, turning 40 and coming of age in the 1990s. It also looks at who owns the truth when something can’t be proven.
The Drive is produced in association with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. The production has received funding from Arts Council England, Borough of Poole Culture Fund, West Dorset District Council, Activate and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.