Ahead of the forthcoming European premiere of Michael Melski’s Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad at the Finborough Theatre, stars Kristin Atherton and Sean Rigby got in character with a visit to the ice rink. The play runs from 31 March to 25 April 2020. Time to get booking!
Love in the bleachers. Blood on the ice. The usual small-town affair.
Teddy and Donna are two lonely working-class single parents who meet at their children’s minor league ice-hockey match. Teddy is competitive, over-dominating and believes that winning is everything, while Donna is just happy that her son is in the team enjoying himself.
Sitting together over the course of the season, they find themselves growing ever closer together, until an explosive event makes them realise that passion and violence don’t just happen on the ice… A tender, uproarious, and sometimes disturbing story about competitive obsession and what it means to be a (single) parent.
Written by Canadian playwright, screenwriter and director Michael Melski, Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad premiered in 2003 at Toronto’s Factory Theatre, where it was named one of the ‘Top Ten Plays of the Year’ by the Toronto Star.
This European premiere stars Sean Rigby plays competitive hockey dad Teddy opposite Kristin Atherton as single mom Donna. The production is presented by Proud Haddock and directed by artistic director Jimmy Walters.
A visit to the ice hockey rink
Promotional photography by Arsalan Sattari.
Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad runs from 31 March to 25 April 2020 at the Finborough Theatre, 118 Finborough Rd, Kensington, London SW10 9ED, with performances Tuesdays to Sundays at 7.30pm, matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm. Tickets are priced £16-20. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!