Pop culture-inspired theatre and comedy company Act React is zooming home to Brisbane to present 'Speed: The Movie, The Play' at Wynnum Fringe.
There's something extra special about this performance – it'll be the 200th performance of the show, and what better place to reach this milestone than home turf?
'Speed: The Movie, The Play' is a loving homage to the 1994 action thriller 'Speed', in which a commuter bus is rigged with a bomb that will explode if it drops below 50 miles per hour – and only Keanu Reeves can save the day.
It's Act React's 'flagbus' show, seen and loved by audiences all over the country.
“The show takes place on a vintage bus, with the audience filling the roles of the hostages,” Producer Natalie Bochenski says.
“It’s a hilarious roller coaster that sees you join forces with the hero Keanu to stop the evil Dennis carrying out his dastardly plans.”
The show is set on an actual vintage bus, in this case a 1989 Volvo B10M. Act React partners with the Queensland Omnibus and Coach Society (QOCS), which preserves and maintains historic vehicles.
The Wynnum Fringe season is particularly good timing, as it coincides with a huge moment for QOCS. On Saturday 25 November, the organisation will unveil its brand new Brisbane Transport Museum at Nathan for the first time.
Natalie speaks about the milestone Act React will celebrate as part of Wynnum Fringe.
“Our shows on the night of Saturday 18 November will see us pass 200 performances of 'Speed: The Movie, The Play'!” she says.
“We really hope our Brisbane audience will come out and help us celebrate our double ton.”
'Speed: The Movie, The Play' plays Wynnum Fringe Garden 17 November-2 December.