Grace races onto her soapbox at Buxton Fringe

Published: 12 July 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Grace Cordell in Soapbox Racer

Grace Cordell will perform Ben Schwarz’s new play about love, loss and connecting with your inner daredevil Soapbox Racer at Buxton Fringe.

Soapbox Racer aims to challenge the notion that STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering and maths—are only for boys by showing that a 16-year-old girl can build and race her own soapbox car.

The play is “a pocket of lightness and fantasy while exploring profound themes around relationships, loss and personal bravery”. It is a “comic look at what happens when you build a soapbox car to win back your ex but inadvertently connect with your inner daredevil along the road”.

It will be directed by Louisa Sanfey who directed Hugh Dichmont’s The War on Terry at Buxton Fringe 2018. Designer is Connie Burley, sound designer is Sam Glossop and Ameena Hamid is the producer.

Soapbox Racer will be staged Underground at The Arts Centre, Buxton on Monday 15 July at 7:15PM.