Thunder Road tells the story of two women, Maureen and Sylvie, who embark on a First Aid training trip. When things take an unexpected turn in a Travelodge, events spin out of control and they find themselves on a life changing road trip where their friendship is tested to its limits and they must keep moving just to stay alive.
Influenced by the creations of Victoria Wood, Steve Coogan, and Julia Davis, the show examines some of the darker corners of human nature. The story confronts themes of domestic abuse, the curbing of female ambition and the portrayal of women in crime dramas as faceless victims. The characters are complex; absurd yet believable. They claim for themselves themes and concepts that are traditionally masculine: the fugitive buddy movie, cars and driving, the music of Bruce Springsteen and being a life-saving hero.
“thoughtful, unsettling and beautifully conceived. It looks beautiful, too. There is great work from performers Cassie Friend and Catherine Dyson in a little glistening shell of a show.” The Guardian on 1 Beach Road
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