Simon Friend Entertainment

Speed the Plow

Playhouse Theatre (September – December 2014)


When a hugely bankable star agrees to appear in a sure-fire commercial hit, film producers Bobby Gould (Richard Schiff) and Charlie Fox (Nigel Lindsay) are convinced this is the break of a lifetime. That is until Karen (Lindsay Lohan), a temporary secretary, derails the dream. When she persuades Bobby to dump the blockbuster in favour of a story which can only be described as box-office poison, Charlie is forced to resort to desperate measures…


This brilliantly satirical portrayal of Hollywood is by David Mamet, the foremost playwright of his generation and the author ofGlengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna and American Buffalo. A high-octane modern classic, Speed-The-Plow is filled with Mamet’s trademark wit and mesmerising dialogue.



Lindsay Lohan

Richard Schiff

Nigel Lindsay

Creative Team

Writer - David Mamet

Director – Lindsay Posner

Designer – Robert Innes Hopkins

Lighting – Paul Anderson


‘Lindsay Lohan delivers the goods. A smouldering performance’ Daily Telegraph

‘Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay in fine form’ Independent

‘Genuine star presence’ The Times

‘A revelation’ Observer

‘A highly accomplished stage debut’ Sunday Express