Do modern sex lives belong to the Internet? After development while at the National Theatre, up-and-coming playwright Laura Mead’s latest play, Vanilla, premieres at London Tristan Bates Theatre in strictly limited, one-week run later this month. Casting is now announced. Time to get booking!
Vanilla, written by Laura Mead and directed by Keith Swainston, runs at the Tristan Bates Theatre for six performances only from 24 to 29 September 2018.
“I swear I will never get you guys. Literally. All you ever do is talk about a woman jumping all over your cock. Yet when you have one, you’d rather have a threesome with David Bowie and a Stuffed-Crust Texas Barbeque.”
Katie and Dan have been seeing each other for a while now, but they are yet to consummate the relationship. The timing has just never been quite… Right? Tonight, Dan has a free-house. Katie is sure that he is ‘The One’. After all, he’s been practicing putting on a condom all afternoon.
Pizza, Netflix and chill… and the hope of raunchy sex hangs in the air. After all, that’s what they both want. Isn’t it? Welcome to an age where our sex lives really belong to the Internet.
Ned Wakeley and Therica Wilson-Read star as Dan and Katie, alongside Joshua Beecham as Nick. Vanilla follows Laura Mead’s debut play, Liberate, seen earlier this year at the White Bear and Etcetera Theatres. The premiere is presented by FlipSide Productions, co-founded by Laura Mead and Keith Swainston.
Vanilla runs 24 to 29 September 2018 at Tristan Bates Theatre, 1A Tower Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9NP. Performances (50 minutes) run Monday to Friday at 6.15pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. Tickets are priced £10 (concessions £8). CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Laura Mead on Vanilla
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Ned Wakeley (Dan) – Theatre includes: Macbeth (Act Three Co. / Edinburgh Fringe); Homegrown (BFI) and The Cherry Orchard (Cranleigh Arts Centre). Television includes: Doctors and Father Brown. Film includes: Into the Night; Solus; A Conversation; Redemption and Stockholm.
Therica Wilson-Read (Katie) – Theatre includes: Romeo and Juliet (Stockwell Playhouse); A Doll’s House (Bridewell Theatre) and Nicky (National Youth Theatre). Film includes: Profile; Suicide Club; Tony; Foxtrap; Surfractant; The Believer; Sinners; The Waiting Game and Fred.
Joshua Beecham (Nick) – Theatre includes: 60 Years in 16 Minutes and A Story of Our Youth (both National Youth Theatre) and Macbeth (Act Three Co. / Edinburgh Fringe).Television includes: Prank Me. Film includes: Dad Says.
Laura Mead (writer) – Writing includes: Liberate (Etcetera Theatre & The White Bear). Theatre includes: Liberate (Etcetera Theatre & the White Bear); Peter Pan and Tom’s Midnight Garden (both Touring). Television includes: Holby City; Watson and Oliver and In with the Flynns. Film includes: Shattered; Black Sea; Best Served Cold and Dreck.
Keith Swainston (director) – Directing includes: Liberate (Etcetera Theatre & The White Bear); Reunion, Watchers, A Number and Solo (all for Walking Shadows). Theatre includes: Eisteddfod (HighTide Theatre / Latitude Festival) and F. E. Young (Market Theatre). Film includes: Four Weddings and a Funeral and GoldenEye.