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Fast by Kate Barton and Stephen Bennett

I’m delighted to confirm that I’ll be producing Fast by Kate Barton and Stephen Bennett at Upstairs at the Gatehouse later this year. 

How far would you go to find the perfect cure?

Celebrity influencers, protein shake peddlers, diet pill pushers…we tell ourselves it’s a modern phenomenon. But is it really?

Fast is the true story of ‘Dr’ Linda Hazzard — complex, charismatic and utterly driven — whose promotion, in the early 1900s, of her own radical fasting cure, gripped the press and divided a nation.

Was she vilified merely as an interfering woman in a man’s world…or were there darker forces at play?

Following huge success in Brighton, Edinburgh and London, playwright Kate Barton and award-winning screenwriter Stephen Bennett have developed the original one-act play to bring you this full-length psychological thriller.  The production runs from 29th October until 17th November at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in Highgate and tickets are now available here

I look forward to welcome you to the show!

Thanks for reading!

Stephen Leslie

More News

Interview with Stephen Bennett
This week we caught up with Fast co-writer and director Stephen Bennett to get his thoughts on the play, and how he plans to bring it life on stage in October this year.
<em>Interview with Kate Barton</em>
This week we caught up with co-writer and originator of Fast, Kate Barton, to get her thoughts on some of the key themes in her play and how they are still relevant today.

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