Hot Wheels 2022
A young exceptionally talented, fearless cast of Hot Wheels is fully ready to take over the stage and immerse the public into daredevil roller derby world portrayed in musical theatre with intricate musicality and dramatic choreography. Can you imagine such a mix?
This show promises to be an absolute blast of youthful creative energy, exhilarating and electrifying, bubbling with humour and stirring your soul with powerful narrative. This true celebration of female empowerment and dashing roller derby culture is written and directed by Ellie Jones, whose credits include Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company), Invincible (St. James Theatre) which was nominated for Best Ensemble and Best Director at the Off-West End Awards, Tanzi Libre (Southwark Playhouse) Romeo & Juliet, The Tempest (New Wolsey, Ipswich) and many more.
Ellie says: “I wanted to create an empowering show for women and girls. I chose roller derby because it is a body-positive, kick-ass feminist sport that encourages women to take up space, be part of a supportive and inclusive sisterhood and be their own hero. This is a game full of strong, powerful athletes… that just happen to also enjoy wearing sassy outfits and creating bad-ass nicknames."
Our brilliant and adventurous young cast have mastered their roller derby skills with Roller Girl Gang, and become a real invincible and unstoppable roller derby team.
One of the young performers, who will be starring in Hot Wheels, Hazel, 15, from Leeds, says: “BYMT productions always seem so vibrant and engaging, I was really keen to take part. I am so excited to start work on our production of Hot Wheels. I can't wait to learn new skills and be a part of this colourful, empowering show. I am looking forward to starting rehearsals, meeting everyone and working with like-minded people. The subject of this production, a girl's roller derby team, is so appealing to me! We can show our adventurous side, celebrate 'girl-power' and highlight a sport that people may not have experienced.
My future goal is to pursue a career in the Performing Arts industry as an Opera Singer. I adore performing and hope to be involved in many different projects and my voice and skills develop.”
Hurry up to watch this unmissable musical theatre / roller derby extravaganza featuring soaring harmonies, daring movement and evocative storytelling.