The bus has a bomb planted on it and if said long moving vehicle drops below 50 miles per hour, it blows up. Sound familiar? It’s of course the plot of the 1994 thriller Speed starring Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves. The film is undeniably a classic, so much so that it lives on through this interactive parody play coming to Brisbane Comedy Festival next month.
Speed: The Movie, The Play is back after a two-year pandemic hiatus, ready to take you on a high-octane adventure again. Here’s the low-down: so you’ll start by hopping on board a vintage 1970 Leyland Panther, which was once part of the Brisbane City Council fleet. Then you and the rest of the audience will become hostages on the bus during the play, assisting “Keanu” in stopping a bomber from blowing up the bus.
This comedic homage to the original film is sure to bring about a laugh or ten and comes with a stack of rave reviews. You can too expect Hollywood-style special effects, as well as some cheeky jokes about Keanu Reeves’ career.
The play is produced by Act React, the legends behind pop culture-inspired theatre and comedy experiences such as parody plays of Titanic, Die Hard, and Love Actually. Their music duo show All Day Breakfast is also set to play at Brisbane Comedy Festival.
You can catch Speed: The Movie, The Play from May 5 – 29 at Stones Forecourt, Brisbane Powerhouse. Tickets start at $40 per person and can be purchased here.