Front cover of Chequered Flags to Chequered Futures Script by Mark Wheeller, showing abstract image of car and chequered flag
Mark Wheeller

Chequered Flags to Chequered Futures Script

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Chequered Flags to Chequered Futures is Mark Wheeller’s latest verbatim play. It tells the true story of Chris Gilfoy, the Rookies World Champion Banger Racer in 2000.

In 2006 Chris was being driven along a public road in a powerful BMW by a racing friend. She was thought to be driving at 90 mph in a 30 limit. They crashed into a wall. None were wearing seatbelts and, unknown to Chris, the driver was uninsured. The consequences for all three in the car were life changing.

The play tells the fast paced story through the words of Chris and his family. In a parallel strand of powerful monologues Jane, the mother of the driver, tells her story of the aftermath of the accident. Mark says this will be his final road traffic accident play. It is, he believes, his best!

Suitable for: Key Stage 3/4/5, A-level to adult.
Duration: 60 minutes approximately
Cast: 5 female, 3 male, 3 female/male

  • "Mark beautifully crafts and weaves the story of the three friends and cleverly integrates some stunning monologues."
    Tim Ford: Artistic Director Garrick Theatre, Litchfield    

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