by Iman Qureshi

February - March 2013, March 2014 (revival)

London - Tristan Bates Theatre

Ever feel the world is spinning too fast to keep up? Make a date with this razor-sharp modern comedy as five sexy sassy cynical twenty-somethings meet at an Asian speed-dating night.

In this wry modern comedy, five sexy, sassy and cynical twenty-somethings come together at a less than glamorous speed-dating event. Audiences got to eavesdrop as a banker in denial, a writer with a hang-up, a publicist with a penchant for sexagenarians, a jilted musician and a shrink with a secret reveal their misanthropy and secret desires.

Writer Iman Qureshi

Iman is an award winning writer for stage, screen and radio, and currently writer-in-residence at the National Theatre. Her first play Speed was developed and produced by Kali Theatre. In 2018 she won the Papatango New Writing Prize with her second full length play The Funeral Director which premiered at the Southwark Playhouse, followed up […]

About the writer
About the Play

Speed displays our ability to heal one another, and the surprising things we might discover about ourselves when talking to complete strangers…. with the quality of acting, writing and directing you’d expect from a West End venue.

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Tristan Bates Theatre
1A Tower St  London WC2H 9NP
5 mins walk from Leicester Square underground 
Box Office 020 3841 6611 
Dates 25 February – 8 March

Revived in March 2014

Book online

Cast | Creatives | Crew

Cast and Crew

Jaz Deol, Tariq Jordan, Divian Ladwa, Dina Mousawi and Goldy Notay
Cast (2014 revival)
Joanna Burnett, Goldy Notay, Tariq Jordan, Divian Ladwa, Jai Rajani
Poonam Brah
Alice Hoult
Prema Mehta
Design Assistant
Emma Lynch
Stage Manager
Sarah Julie Pujol

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