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Keith Stevenson's comedy transfers to the West End
It has been announced that Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road, a comedy by Keith Stevenson, will transfer from the White Bear Theatre to the Trafalgar Studios 2 for a limited run from 2 May to 3 June 2017 with an official opening on 2 May.
Directed by Harry Burton it is designed by Simon Scullion with lighting by Jai Morjaria and is produced by Wildcard.
Writer Keith Stevenson stars as J.D alongside Robert Moloney as Mitch, Alex Ferns as Tommy, Michael Wade as Flip and Melanie Gray as Marlene.
"Things could not get any worse for Mitchell, who just lost his girlfriend, his apartment, and his job. With nowhere to go, he answers an ad for a roommate and finds himself in a West Virginia countryside motel with JD, an affable hillbilly of mysterious origins. Soon JD’s neighbours – curmudgeonly Flip, meth-head Marlene, and her hot-headed boyfriend Tommy – have all but taken over the tiny room. When the zany group find themselves in a hostage situation, Mitchell must decide to save himself or join this dysfunctional family and let his freak-flag fly."
Stevenson commented on the transfer: "It warms my heart that this little story set in Appalachia has received a universal response from people of all colours and creeds in places like London and Los Angeles. They come to the theatre and a little over an hour later they walk out feeling better than they did coming in. They're buoyed by a fortified hope that goodness and kindness still have a shot."
Out There On Fried Meat Ridge Road enjoyed a six month run at the Pacific Resident Theatre in Los Angeles in 2012 and re-opened later that year with the festive sequel A Fried Meat Christmas. This new production will be the first show to transform Trafalgar Studios 2 into an end-on space.
Tickets for the new run are now on sale.