Fast Girl, The

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20040429By Jerome Vincent In 1906, Dorothy Levitt was described as "the fastest girl on Earth" when she drove a six-cylinder Napier motorcar at 91 miles per hour in a speed trial in BLACKPOOL.|She became the leading exponent of a woman's "right to motor" and in 1909 published The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Hand Book for Women Who Motor or Want to Motor, based on her newspaper column in the Daily Graphic.|The play charts Dorothy's rise to fame as a champion of the motorcar, and the disintegration of her personal and professional relationship with Selwyn Edge - a fellow pioneer, and manufacturer - who first introduces her to the thrills of motoring, and who grooms her for success on the race track.|But the constant pressure to appear in public and to publicise Edge's cars in both her newspaper columns and her popular public lectures starts to take its toll.|During the course of the action we hear extracts from Dorothy's Chatty Little Hand Book.|Rachel Atkins....Dorothy Levitt Kim Wall....Selwyn Edge.|Other parts are played by John Evitts, David Timson, Peter Mair and Clare Corbett.
20050603In 1906 Dorothy Levitt became the fastest woman on Earth when she drove a car at 91 mph.|Jerome Vincent's play explores life in the fast lane for the pioneers of motoring.
  • by - Jerome Vincent
  • chambers....peter mair
  • directed by - David Blount
  • dorothy levitt....Rachel Atkins
  • father....peter mair
  • lady montagu....clare corbett
  • monty napier....david timson
  • octave mirbeau....john evitts
  • selwyn edge....Kim Wall
  • vandra....clare corbett