Speed Death of the Radiant Child

Performed by: Warwick University Drama Society

A child actor.
A nuclear power plant.
A drawing of a crawling baby. A blue capsule, glowing.

Charlotte is nineteen and in hospital. Exactly what connects her to the art of Keith Haring, the 1957 Windscale Fire and the death of River Phoenix isn’t clear – but they are connected. And as Charlotte and the people around her begin to question the very ground they stand upon, it becomes obvious that not everything is as it seems.

A kaleidoscopic, self-destructing exploration of pain and love, this production marks the rst revival of Chris Goode’s play since its premiere in 2007. 


Charlotte: Steffi Felton

Nick: Se├ín O’Driscoll

Justine: Heather Milsted

Ash: Joe Matthews 

Laura: Hetty Melrose 



Director: Ben Kulvichit

Assistant Director: Grace Lovegrove

Producer: Emily Davis

Technical Managers: Ciara Shrager, Harry Halliday

Lighting Designer: Nathan Dunne

Composer: Nat Norland

Costume Design: Maud Fleminger Thomson 

Stage Manager: Leanne Ward 


Izzie Vayoni

Danny Vavrecka

Carla Le Van