The Story

Get ready to experience like never before the adrenaline-fueled thrills of the movie franchise built on speed.

Fast & Furious Live, the all-new, ground-breaking arena show takes audiences closer than ever to the films. Featuring the most advanced theatrical technology and all the famous hero cars from across eight action-packed feature films, this new Fast & Furious story unfolds LIVE!

Our new lead characters, street racer Sophia Diaz and DSS Agent Dawson, join forces to hunt down Cain, one of the last remaining thugs from Cipher’s crew. As the live audience journey through the show with Diaz and Dawson on their mission, they not only witness mind-blowing car acrobatics, they become part of a team working together to get the bad guy.

The audience become the heroes in this epic adventure. It’s not easy, but Sophia and Dawson give them the training they need, as scene after intense scene unfolds before them using state of the art immersive 3D projection mapping and those legendary cars.

From underground drag racing in Los Angeles, drifting through car parks in Tokyo, outrunning a submarine in Russia and ripping a bank vault through the streets of Rio, the live audience get up close to everything they love from the explosive movie saga.

Real Action. Real Fast!

The global tour hits the road January 2018


Rowland French – Executive Producer and Creative Director

Rowland ‘Rowly’ French loves to share his passion for very fast cars and incredible live action theatre with likeminded fans all over the world. And with Fast & Furious Live, we will see, feel and hear his high-performance passion like never before.

Sure, he was the creative turbocharger behind the hugely successful Top Gear Live show that toured the world. Yes, he produced the phenomenally popular Top Gear TV program with those three famous car fellas. But this new show, based on the beloved movie franchise, is his most jaw-dropping yet. And oh boy, is he proud.

Four years ago, Fast & Furious Live was just a twinkle in his inspired eye, but now it’s real. And by real, we mean your pulse running faster than a 2JZ-powered 10-second car, real!

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James Cooke-Priest – CEO and Executive Producer

James Cooke-Priest has put together major events and festivals all over the world since 2004. In 2008, Brand Events entered into collaboration with the BBC to produce Top Gear Live.

Cooke-Priest served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Producer for that show, which went on to wow more than two million fans across 23 cities, 15 countries, and 4 continents, between 2008 and 2015.

After three years of development, Cooke-Priest, along with long-time collaborators Chris Hughes and Rowland French, partnered with Universal to create Fast & Furious Live, the next level in live automotive entertainment.

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Chris Burns – Lead Stunt Driver and Head of Vehicle Procurement

Chris ‘Burnout’ Burns probably has the best job in the world.

Not only does he get to drive some of the most iconic metal ever to turn a wheel and torture a tyre, he also gets to find, design and build said icons to his very own precision stunt weapon specification. He’s the Mad Professor of automotive theatre.

Burns was born with a ‘ride or die’ mentality and did his first donut at just nine-years old. His father was not impressed! From Barbados to Brisbane, he’s since slid and spun countless very cool cars during a decade of touring with the Top Gear Live show.

Chris leads his fleet of world class stunt drivers and vehicles from the front. Like we said, he may have the best job in the world.

Dennis McCarthy – Picture Car Coordinator, Fast & Furious. and Fast & Furious Live

You know we said that our Lead Stunt Driver, Chris ‘Burnout’ Burns, has the best job in the world? Well, scratch that. It’s actually Dennis McCarthy; the man that put the muscle into many of our Fast & Furious Live show cars.

As a fan of the film franchise, you’ll recognise his now legendary work as one of the world’s very top car builders, bringing life to some of the most iconic screen cars since joining the Fast family in 2006, for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.

McCarthy’s petrol-powered creativity like the flame-spitting, mega sounding, 500BHP V8 Dodge Ice Charger can be seen in the adrenalin fuelled action of Fast & Furious Live.

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Bruno Poet – Lighting Designer

At Fast & Furious Live we’ve assembled a dream team of entertainment industry specialists to produce this heart-stopping, live and immersive extension of the Fast & Furious movies. And Bruno Poet, like the rest of the Fast & Furious Live team, is the best of the best in his field.

The critically acclaimed, multi award winning lighting director has worked at the cutting edge of theatre, music, opera, and dance events, and now he gets to dramatically light some of the movies’ most incredible stunts and famous cars.

James Brett – Composer

Fast & Furious Live will be a sonic treat and a visual feast. Our big-bhp show car engines will be music to your ears, and so too will our incredible original score written and produced by world renowned composer, James Brett

Brett’s global credits include Batman Live, Walking with Dinosaurs, and one of the musical masterminds behind Metallica’s ground-breaking concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, in 1999, as well as over 35 films including AVP: Alien Vs Predator, Independence Day: Resurgence and Outpost.

There’s something incredible for all the senses at Fast & Furious Live.

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Colin Sangster – Choreographer and Artistic Director

The man that makes the cars drive in perfect synchronization in Fast & Furious Live is Colin Sangster.

Colin’s background is dance, and after stints with the Royal Ballet and Scottish Ballet, he swapped his dancing shoes for precision-perfect performance cars.

Sangster choreographed the world famous JCB Dancing Diggers Display team, the global launch of the new Ford Focus RS, and he designed the driving sequences for the Top Gear Live world tour for almost a decade.

Naomi French – Choreographer

Naomi French is one of the world’s most sought-after dancers and Fire & Pyrotechnic performance specialists.

She’s traveled the world with a host of household names, including X Factor, Hard Rock, Cannes Film Festival, Monte Carlo Rally, and Top Gear as well as events such as Paul O’Grady Live, Geneva Supercross, Speedway, F1 Grand Prix Ball, the Commonwealth games Closing ceremony and the European Games Opening Ceremony.

It was during her time with Top Gear that Naomi moved into directing four-wheeled performers as well as two-legged ones, working on the immensely successful Top Gear Live world tour.

For Fast & Furious Live, French is working alongside Colin Sangster to coordinate a host of live actors, stunt performers and more than 30 vehicles, in this ground-breaking new arena show.

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Kitty Hawkins – Costume Designer

Kitty Hawkins is a costume designer and coordinator with extensive experience in theatre.

Her credits include: Costume Designer for The Box, Soho. As Costume Supervisor; Summer In London (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Braille Legacy, Death Takes A Holiday, Ragtime (Charing Cross Theatre), Karagula (Soho Theatre); Deathwatch (Print Room). As Associate Costume Supervisor: Mrs Henderson Presents (Theatre Royal Bath/ Noël Coward); The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade (Garrick); A Damsel In Distress (Chichester).  Kitty’s making work includes: puppetry for The Lorax (Old Vic), ‘First Hippo On The Moon’ (Les Petis, UK tour), Mrs Henderson Presents (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto).

Fast & Furious Live has a broad costume design, with Kitty now busy making everything from girl's mini skirts to DSS agent's bullet proof vests. 

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Hannah Johnson – Associate Producer

Hannah Johnson is a highly-accomplished theatre producer.

A product of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Johnson’s career has seen her work across numerous London productions and at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe over the past eight years.

She’s since put the stage to the side and moved into arenas, to work on the world’s most advanced and exciting live automotive arena show.

Kate Dawkins – Creative Director, Projection Content

Kate Dawkins is an award-winning designer, creative director and founder of Kate Dawkins Studio.

Specializing in creating and delivering bespoke content for live performances, shows and branded events, working across both projection and LED technologies, Kate brings her extensive experience to Fast & Furious Live.

Kate’s state-of-the-art, 3D projection mapped environments will criss-cross the globe from the underground streets of Los Angeles to Russia and Rio de Janeiro, transporting fans into this heart-stopping live and immersive extension of the Fast & Furious film franchise.

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Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. Last year, Live Nation entertained 80 million fans with 28,000 events in 40 countries worldwide and somewhere in the world, every 20 minutes there is a Live Nation event.

Live Nation is the official promoter of Fast & Furious Live and will assist on delivering the show to thousands of fans as it tours worldwide.

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