D.E.M. Productions presents a Fools & Kings play
How I Learned To Drive
by Paula Vogel
“A well-judged revival of a shrewd tragicomedy… Olivia Poulet is superb” Evening Standard
“Astonishing. It’s a play that people should see, basically” Time Out
“Doesn’t let go… a provocative, prescient drama” Whatsonstage
“Jack Sain’s direction… complements Paula Vogel’s shape-shifting script” Exeunt
“I lay on my back in the dark and thought about you, Uncle Peck…”
1969, Maryland, USA. Lil’ Bit is a precocious 17 year-old frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates her is her Uncle Peck. Told through a series of driving lessons throughout her adolescence, How I Learned to Drive explores the troubled relationship between a young girl and an older man with chaotic theatricality, hilarity and heartbreak. This shattering and provocative love story delves into the darker realms of sexuality and family life.
Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play makes its first London revival in a stunning new production from Fools & Kings and D.E.M. Productions.
Please note that there is smoking on stage during this production.
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