High Ridin' is an unlikely comic love story of two men who don't live likely lives.
Teenager Ronnie travels to the North to find a job and a new life. Ex-bouncer Stan, just out of prison, gives him a lift. But not to the North. Instead, he takes charge and speeds off the motorway to a deserted house on the moors. But Ronnie doesn’t get exactly what he was looking for when he finds Stan : “Has more morals than Mary Poppins”.
James Hogan's plays include Peacefully in his Sleep (Gate Theatre London), The Guest Room (Not the RSC Festival, Old Red Lion), Venetian Gold (Official Edinburgh Festival, King's Head Theatre Islington.)
Em-Lou Productions previous productions at the Kings Head Theatre include the multiple award winning 5 Guys Chillin’ (Also SoHo Playhouse Off-Broadway, Assembly Roxy, Players Theatre Dublin, Theatre 503, The Warren Brighton), Queers (Also Player’s Theatre Dublin), Frank Sent Me (Also Soho Theatre The Other Place Brighton) and the multiple award-winning Mysterious Skin (Also The Drill Hall, The Gilded Balloon, Teachers Club Dublin). Elsewhere: Signal Failure (The Underbelly The Warren Brighton), The Revengers Tragedy, Edward II and Arden of Faversham (The Rose Playhouse), Moondial (The Warren, Brighton), Beautiful Thing (BAC).
It’s beautifully written and directed with a cast who have no fear in surfacing their characters deepest fears
Gentle, unassuming but ultimately underwritten new play