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Fast at Park Theatre tickets now available and selling fast!
Shortlisted for Best New Play Award 2018 and following sell-out shows at both Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe, this must-see psychological thriller comes to London’s Park Theatre for an extremely limited run. Previews begin on 15 October and the final performance will be on 9 November. Tickets for Fast are likely to be high in demand so act quickly and secure yours today.
The true story of Fast
Fast is based on a true story from 19th century America, set in Wilderness Heights, ‘Dr’ Linda Hazzard opens her clinic up to the public. Inducing tingles up your spine is a parallel in which this isolated region of the Pacific Northwest seems all too familiar to society today. The modern world is used to the likes of influencers and celebrities promoting and flogging diet pills and protein shakes, but in the year 1910 when Hazzard presents a fasting cure, the press are gripped, and the nation are divided. Fast explores the drastic consequences of the fasting cure, whilst the play takes a look at ‘Dr’ Linda Hazzard and the complex and captivating response to her and her public clinic. Was she being slandered purely for being a woman in a man’s world or is there something darker beneath the surface?
Fast’s journey so far
Kate Barton’s Fast is produced by the award-winning Digital Drama at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2018. It was selected to be a part of WINDOWS at Brighton Fringe Festival as well as having been nominated for Best New Play 2018 by New Writing South. The thrilling drama comes to Park Theatre October 2019 for a strictly limited engagement and tickets are likely to sell fast. Given its previous sell-out runs, the production is likely to bring in big audiences eager to be drawn in by this parallel version of our society that reflects the anxieties of clean eating and fasting fads.
A spotlight on writer Kate Barton
Kate Barton is a playwright and actress who has a Masters in Creative Writing from Cambridge University. She received a first for her play Fast in her final year which was quickly acquired by production company Digital Drama. Produced at the Brighton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals in 2018 the play received 4- and 5-star reviews as well as being awarded the Kate Bertram prize. Kate is currently in talks with radio producers following Fast’s Edinburgh run and is working on a new true story. Kate trained at The Poor School and with Shakespeare’s Globe Emily Jenkins (Practitioner) and has worked in various theatre productions, radio, film/music videos and in animation doing voice overs. Her stage credits include her own play Fast.
Be quick and get your Fast tickets now playing at London's Park Theatre!
Age restrictionRecommended for ages 14+
Running time1 hour 30 mins
Performance dates15 October - 9 November 2019.
Latecomers may not be admitted.
Fantastic play, keeps you on the edge of your seat, with great sinister staging.
Dr.Sherrie, ND3rd November
From the write up on the show, I was expecting something completely different. It was well done, overall, with good use of space and interesting, well played characters. I've spent the morning today reading up on Linda Hazzard. Worth seeing for the historical perspective on fasting ...
Michael McCarthy19th October
Poorly written, disjointed, not precise enough, too much on too small a stage, shoddy set and costumes, wasted space for a curtained tub almost never used, lead performer only so-so - but dialogue didn't help her much. Too much Bette Davis from baby jane. Not very interesting.
Miss karen nicoll18th October
Really enjoyed it