The Kneebone Cadillac

Theatre Royal Plymouth

A Theatre Royal Plymouth production

The Kneebone Cadillac

By Carl Grose

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The Drum


Life ain’t too good for the Kneebones up United Downs. The family are skint. The debtors are closing in. The future’s secure as an uncapped mine shaft.

With ‘er two troublesome brothers at each other’s throats, it’s up to Maddy to save the day. Her only hope? To win the United Downs Boneshaker stock car race. But first she needs to fix up her father’s old wheels – the legendary Kneebone Cadillac. Soon, Maddy’s impossible plan sets the whole community on a collision course for chaos!

The Kneebone Cadillac is a careening new Cornish comedy from the team who brought you Grand Guignol, Horse Piss For Blood, and this year’s Drum hit, 49 Donkeys Hanged.

Written by CARL GROSE
Directed by SIMON STOKES

CALLUM MCINTYRE – Slick Kneebone
GLYN PRITCHARD – Jed Kneebone/Hooper Munroe/Duke Longhorn
EMILY RAYMOND – Phylis Vanloo/Loretta Kneebone
HANNAH TRAYLEN – Maddy Kneebone

To find out more about the cast of The Kneebone Cadillac click here to read our blog.

Read Assistant Director, Freddie Crossley’s blog posts below to follow the journey of The Kneebone Cadillac: – Blog 1Blog 2Blog 3Blog 4

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Writers Response Night

To celebrate the opening of Carl Grose’s The Kneebone Cadillac we’re offering local writers a fantastic opportunity to see their work performed on the Drum stage at the Theatre Royal Plymouth.

We’re inviting local playwrights to attend the second preview of The Kneebone Cadillac, before submitting a short piece of writing, responding to the play. Successful submissions will then be performed in the Drum Theatre the following week.

Key dates:

Local Playwrights will be invited to the second preview of The Kneebone Cadillac on Friday the 16th of November at 7.45pm.

Playwrights will then be given 48 hours to write a response piece with a submission deadline of midnight on Sunday the 18th of November.

Successful writers will be notified on Wednesday 21st November.

Successful submissions will then be rehearsed the following week.

Successful submissions will be performed on Thursday the 29th of November after the evening’s performance of The Kneebone Cadillac. Pieces will be performed by members of the cast from The Kneebone Cadillac.

All writers who submit pieces will be invited the response night and unsuccessful writers will be offered brief written feedback.

Who we are looking for
We are looking for writers of any age with any level of experience who are based in the South West.

If you would like to apply to take part in our writer’s response night then please contact by 1pm on Wednesday the 14th of November, with the email title The Kneebone Cadillac Response.

Please include with your email a short covering letter explaining your writing experience to date, your theatrical interests and why you are interested in this opportunity. If you would like to send a short sample of writing, please include no more than 5 pages of your writing for the stage.

Due to the quick turnaround of this project we will be contacting successful applicants as soon as possible following the submission deadlines. Please only apply with an expression of interest if you are available for the second preview and the response night itself.