Jon Ivay’s brand new stage play DeLorean telling the incredible true story of the man behind the iconic car from the Back to the Future films will have a three-week run at The Assembly Ballroom, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, from 3 – 27 August 2017.
DeLorean tells the back story of the car made famous by the films, when one man’s dream of an ethical sports car turned into one of the most controversial and embarrassing moments in British government funding history. In the summer of 1978, John DeLorean received an astonishing £54 million from the British government to build a car manufacturing plant in Northern Ireland. Four years later and a further £30 million, it was all gone. The dream lay in ruins, with John DeLorean arrested for cocaine trafficking on a staggering scale. This play tells the story of what happened.
Cory Peterson will play John DeLorean, alongside a cast of Mark Barrett, Charles Bateman, Aran Bell, Jonathan Hassler, Victoria Otter, Stephen Parker and Matt Weyland.
DeLorean is written and directed by Jon Ivay, who has been involved in the production of thirty-five national touring productions working with some of the UK’s best-known theatres and has been responsible for directing around half of them. Writing credits include: Inside The Firm (Queens Theatre Hornchurch), Freebird (Bristol Old Vic, Cockpit, London & Pleasance Edinburgh) Freebird film (nationwide & international release along with Cannes & Berlin film festivals).
Sound Design and Music is by Youth whose prolific production career spans three eras of music and encompasses a myriad of genres and artists including David Gilmore, Primal Scream, Guns N’ Roses, The Verve and Paul McCartney. Set creative is by Hazel Low and projection by Jonathan Wright. DeLorean is produced by Freedom Picture Company and Associate Producer Dave Mauchline.
Freedom Picture Company is launching this condensed 75-minute version of the play at Edinburgh in the spirit of the Fringe’s 70th anniversary. Following the Edinburgh run, DeLorean will become a 95-minute full-length one-act show.
DeLorean runs from 3 – 27 August (excl. 14 August) at the Assembly Rooms, Ballroom, George Street. Tickets, priced £10-15 are available from www.assemblyfestival.com, 0131 623 3030 or Assembly box offices at Assembly Hall and Assembly Roxy, Assembly George Square, Assembly Checkpoint and Assembly Rooms.